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authorJeff King <>2011-12-10 10:34:14 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2011-12-12 07:16:25 (GMT)
commite2770979fec968a25ac21e34f9082bc17a71a780 (patch)
tree5ae5a950fec8c52cab6a0ee21f48d0912bafcafd /Documentation/git-credential-cache--daemon.txt
parenta6fc9fd3f4b42cd97b5262026e18bd451c28ee3c (diff)
credentials: add "cache" helper
If you access repositories over smart-http using http authentication, then it can be annoying to have git ask you for your password repeatedly. We cache credentials in memory, of course, but git is composed of many small programs. Having to input your password for each one can be frustrating. This patch introduces a credential helper that will cache passwords in memory for a short period of time. Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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+git-credential-cache--daemon - temporarily store user credentials in memory
+git credential-cache--daemon <socket>
+NOTE: You probably don't want to invoke this command yourself; it is
+started automatically when you use linkgit:git-credential-cache[1].
+This command listens on the Unix domain socket specified by `<socket>`
+for `git-credential-cache` clients. Clients may store and retrieve
+credentials. Each credential is held for a timeout specified by the
+client; once no credentials are held, the daemon exits.
+Part of the linkgit:git[1] suite