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How to stop Git from asking user credentials

When I started to use Git, I always found it frustrating that it kept asking me to enter my credentials every time I wanted to push to a remote repository. After some search, I found a way for it to remember my credentials for a period of time.

The file you need to edit is called .gitconfig which should be in your home directory. Paste the following:


helper = cache --timeout=3600

This will remember your credentials for 1 hour so you won’t have to constantly enter your username and password. You can change this value to whatever you want but it must be in seconds.

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