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What would you like to do?
fix git commit with wrong email address in git config, before pushing
- you add and commit with the wrong email address in git, and
- your remote has a hook set up to prevent you from pushing with the bad address
Then you need to amend the author of your commit before push can succeed:
1. fix your email address in git config:
$ git config "Your Name"
$ git config ""
$ git submodule foreach --recursive 'git config "Your Name" && git config ""'
2. then do a rebase:
$ git rebase -i HEAD~1
# git brings up your editor.
3. in the editor, mark the commit as 'edit' then save and exit the editor
4. do an amend that resets the author now that your address is changed:
$ git commit --amend --reset-author
5. finish with a rebase:
$ git rebase --continue
# git says:
# Successfully rebased and updated refs/heads/master.

mentrie commented Dec 13, 2015

What if after pushing successfully, you found out it was wrong email, how do I lik it back? Would the above description also work for it?

tbonfim commented Feb 24, 2016

Yeah Andela, it will work for you

MrBoog commented May 5, 2017

Ah. Cool! That's what I need. :)
I guess this line is the point git commit --amend --reset-author

Nice explanation, thanks a tonnn!

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