Where Does Helm Store Repository Information Locally?

When we execute the helm repo add command, where is the repository information (name, URL, index.yaml, etc.) stored locally? To find that out, hit the following command:

$ helm env

The HELM_REPOSITORY_CONFIG path is where the repository information is stored when you helm repo add or helm repo update. This file includes the URL, authentication details, etc.

# $ cat /home/rick/.config/helm/repositories.yaml
apiVersion: ""
generated: "0001-01-01T00:00:00Z"
- caFile: ""
  certFile: ""
  insecure_skip_tls_verify: false
  keyFile: ""
  name: bitnami
  pass_credentials_all: false
  password: ""
  url: https://charts.bitnami.com/bitnami
  username: ""

The HELM_REPOSITORY_CACHE directory on the other hand, stores/caches repository index files (index.yaml) and additional information to help you search for a particular chart across added repositories and perform operations (helm install, helm pull, etc.) on them.

$ ls /home/rick/.cache/helm/repository
bitnami-charts.txt  bitnami-index.yaml

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