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       git-credential-cache - Helper to temporarily store passwords in memory


       git config credential.helper 'cache [options]'


       This command caches credentials in memory for use by future Git programs. The stored
       credentials never touch the disk, and are forgotten after a configurable timeout. The
       cache is accessible over a Unix domain socket, restricted to the current user by
       filesystem permissions.

       You probably don’t want to invoke this command directly; it is meant to be used as a
       credential helper by other parts of Git. See gitcredentials(7) or EXAMPLES below.


       --timeout <seconds>
           Number of seconds to cache credentials (default: 900).

       --socket <path>
           Use <path> to contact a running cache daemon (or start a new cache daemon if one is
           not started). Defaults to ~/.git-credential-cache/socket. If your home directory is on
           a network-mounted filesystem, you may need to change this to a local filesystem.


       If you would like the daemon to exit early, forgetting all cached credentials before their
       timeout, you can issue an exit action:

           git credential-cache exit


       The point of this helper is to reduce the number of times you must type your username or
       password. For example:

           $ git config credential.helper cache
           $ git push
           Username: <type your username>
           Password: <type your password>

           [work for 5 more minutes]
           $ git push
           [your credentials are used automatically]

       You can provide options via the credential.helper configuration variable (this example
       drops the cache time to 5 minutes):

           $ git config credential.helper 'cache --timeout=300'


       Part of the git(1) suite