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Matthieu Moy  committed 365fc8d

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 <Matthieu.Moy@imag.fr>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>

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 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.