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t0303: resurrect commit message as test documentation

The commit message which added those tests (861444f 't: add test
harness for external credential helpers' 2011-12-10) provided nice
documentation in the commit message. Let's make it more visible
by putting it in the test description.

The documentation is updated to reflect the fact that
GIT_TEST_CREDENTIAL_HELPER must be set for
GIT_TEST_CREDENTIAL_HELPER_TIMEOUT to be used
and GIT_TEST_CREDENTIAL_HELPER_SETUP can be used.

Based-on-commit-message-by: Jeff King <peff@peff.net>
Signed-off-by: Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek <zbyszek@in.waw.pl>
Acked-by: Jeff King <peff@peff.net>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
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#!/bin/sh
-test_description='external credential helper tests'
+test_description='external credential helper tests
+
+This is a tool for authors of external helper tools to sanity-check
+their helpers. If you have written the "git-credential-foo" helper,
+you check it with:
+
+ make GIT_TEST_CREDENTIAL_HELPER=foo t0303-credential-external.sh
+
+This assumes that your helper is capable of both storing and
+retrieving credentials (some helpers may be read-only, and they will
+fail these tests).
+
+Please note that the individual tests do not verify all of the
+preconditions themselves, but rather build on each other. A failing
+test means that tests later in the sequence can return false "OK"
+results.
+
+If your helper supports time-based expiration with a configurable
+timeout, you can test that feature with:
+
+ make GIT_TEST_CREDENTIAL_HELPER=foo \
+ GIT_TEST_CREDENTIAL_HELPER_TIMEOUT="foo --timeout=1" \
+ t0303-credential-external.sh
+
+If your helper requires additional setup before the tests are started,
+you can set GIT_TEST_CREDENTIAL_HELPER_SETUP to a sequence of shell
+commands.
+'
+
. ./test-lib.sh
. "$TEST_DIRECTORY"/lib-credential.sh

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