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Change the email address for a git commit.

Change the email address for a git commit.

$ git commit --amend --author="Author Name <>"


$ git commit --amend --reset-author

If you need to change the author for a commit older than the most recent, do a git rebase -i. For example, if you wanted to change the penultimate commit, you'd run:

$ git rebase -i HEAD~2

Then choose e or edit next to the appopriate commit, then when it asks you to amend, run the same command as you would for the most recent commit:

$ git commit --amend --reset-author

Then, to finish, you'd run:

$ git rebase --continue

And you're done. Don't forget you'll have to --force push if you've already pushed those commits to your remote.



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trey commented Mar 16, 2014

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