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2014-09-16credential-cache: close stderr in daemon processJeff King
If the stderr of "git credential-cache" is redirected to a pipe, the reader on the other end of a pipe may be surprised that the pipe remains open long after the process exits. This happens because we may auto-spawn a daemon which is long-lived, and which keeps stderr open. We can solve this by redirecting the daemon's stderr to /dev/null once we are ready to go into our event loop. We would not want to do so before then, because we may want to report errors about the setup (e.g., failure to establish the listening socket). This does mean that we will not report errors we encounter for specific clients. That's acceptable, as such errors should be rare (e.g., clients sending buggy requests). However, we also provide an escape hatch: if you want to see these later messages, you can provide the "--debug" option to keep stderr open. Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2012-08-08command-list: mention git-credential-* helpersJeff King
These commands were never added to the command-list. Adding them makes "make check-docs" run without complaint. While we're at it, let's capitalize the first letter of their one-line summaries to match the rest of the git manpages. The credential-cache--daemon command is somewhat special. It is already ignored by check-docs because it contains a "--", marking it as a non-interesting implementation detail. It is, in fact, documented, but since the documentation basically just redirects you to a more appropriate command anyway, let's explicitly omit it so it is not mentioned in git(1). Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2011-12-12credentials: add "cache" helperJeff King
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 <>