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GIT-CREDENTIAL-STO(1)                       Git Manual                      GIT-CREDENTIAL-STO(1)

NAME
       git-credential-store - Helper to store credentials on disk

SYNOPSIS
       git config credential.helper 'store [options]'

DESCRIPTION
           Note
           Using this helper will store your passwords unencrypted on disk, protected only by
           filesystem permissions. If this is not an acceptable security tradeoff, try git-
           credential-cache(1), or find a helper that integrates with secure storage provided by
           your operating system.

       This command stores credentials indefinitely on disk for use by future Git programs.

       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.

OPTIONS
       --file=
           Use  to lookup and store credentials. The file will have its filesystem
           permissions set to prevent other users on the system from reading it, but will not be
           encrypted or otherwise protected. If not specified, credentials will be searched for
           from ~/.git-credentials and $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/git/credentials, and credentials will be
           written to ~/.git-credentials if it exists, or $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/git/credentials if it
           exists and the former does not. See also the section called “FILES”.

FILES
       If not set explicitly with --file, there are two files where git-credential-store will
       search for credentials in order of precedence:

       ~/.git-credentials
           User-specific credentials file.

       $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/git/credentials
           Second user-specific credentials file. If $XDG_CONFIG_HOME is not set or empty,
           $HOME/.config/git/credentials will be used. Any credentials stored in this file will
           not be used if ~/.git-credentials has a matching credential as well. It is a good idea
           not to create this file if you sometimes use older versions of Git that do not support
           it.

       For credential lookups, the files are read in the order given above, with the first
       matching credential found taking precedence over credentials found in files further down
       the list.

       Credential storage will by default write to the first existing file in the list. If none
       of these files exist, ~/.git-credentials will be created and written to.

       When erasing credentials, matching credentials will be erased from all files.

EXAMPLES
       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 store
           $ git push http://example.com/repo.git
           Username: 
           Password: 

           [several days later]
           $ git push http://example.com/repo.git
           [your credentials are used automatically]

STORAGE FORMAT
       The .git-credentials file is stored in plaintext. Each credential is stored on its own
       line as a URL like:

           https://user:pass@example.com

       When Git needs authentication for a particular URL context, credential-store will consider
       that context a pattern to match against each entry in the credentials file. If the
       protocol, hostname, and username (if we already have one) match, then the password is
       returned to Git. See the discussion of configuration in gitcredentials(7) for more
       information.

GIT
       Part of the git(1) suite

Git 2.7.4                                   03/23/2016                      GIT-CREDENTIAL-STO(1)

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