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authorMatthieu Moy <>2012-06-04 20:17:43 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2012-06-04 20:49:44 (GMT)
commit365fc8d56a6fdb5a43c71f1c53cc3a67567bf3a6 (patch)
tree33b95012cecdb9e6bb2a3ccd2d11559c3d600633 /Documentation/technical/api-credentials.txt
parent223988808971eb5429efd914e9e88855ea0b0e01 (diff)
api-credentials.txt: mention credential.helper explicitly
The name of the configuration variable was mentioned only at the very end of the explanation, in a place specific to a specific rule, hence it was not very clear what the specification was about. Signed-off-by: Matthieu Moy <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/technical/api-credentials.txt b/Documentation/technical/api-credentials.txt
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@@ -179,8 +179,10 @@ credentials from and to long-term storage (where "long-term" is simply
longer than a single git process; e.g., credentials may be stored
in-memory for a few minutes, or indefinitely on disk).
-Each helper is specified by a single string. The string is transformed
-by git into a command to be executed using these rules:
+Each helper is specified by a single string in the configuration
+variable `credential.helper` (and others, see linkgit:../git-config[1]).
+The string is transformed by git into a command to be executed using
+these rules:
1. If the helper string begins with "!", it is considered a shell
snippet, and everything after the "!" becomes the command.