I followed these instructions to the letter, including the part about password caching. It seems like the instructions are wrong, because every time I
git push origin master I get this error:
git: 'credential-cache' is not a git command. See 'get --help'.
... at which point I am forced to enter my username and password. After doing so, I am presented with the same error message again, followed by the output from
Here is the contents of my .gitconfig file:
name = myusername
email = [email protected]
helper = cache
To be clear, after I installed Git and ran Git Bash, here is exactly what I typed:
git config --global user.name "myusername"
git config --global user.email "email@example.com"
git config --global credential.helper cache
Please help. This is so frustrating!
From a blog I found:
This [git-credential-cache] doesn’t work for Windows systems as git-credential-cache communicates through a Unix socket.
Git for Windows
Since msysgit has been superseded by Git for Windows, using Git for Windows is now the easiest option. Some versions of the Git for Windows installer (e.g. 2.7.4) have a checkbox during the install to enable the Git Credential Manager. Here is a screenshot:
Still using msysgit? For msysgit versions 1.8.1 and above
wincred helper was added in msysgit 1.8.1. Use it as follows:
git config --global credential.helper wincred
For msysgit versions older than 1.8.1
First, download git-credential-winstore and install it in your git bin directory.
Next, make sure that the directory containing
git.cmd is in your Path environment variable. The default directory for this is C:\Program Files (x86)\Git\cmd on a 64-bit system or C:\Program Files\Git\cmd on a 32-bit system. An easy way to test this is to launch a command prompt and type
git. If you don't get a list of git commands, then it's not set up correctly.
Finally, launch a command prompt and type:
git config --global credential.helper winstore
Or you can edit your
.gitconfig file manually:
helper = winstore
Once you've done this, you can manage your git credentials through Windows Credential Manager which you can pull up via the Windows Control Panel.