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Reset the author of a git commit

without comments

Once in a while one forgets to configure the user name and email address for git when initializing or cloning a new git repository. So do I. But git would not be git if it does not have an answer to that problem. Here is what git prints out when you commit without previously configuring the user credentials.

$ git cm 'Initial import.';
[master (root-commit) 0396c37] Initial import.
Committer: User User@Machine.(none);
Your name and email address were configured automatically based
on your username and hostname. Please check that they are accurate.
You can suppress this message by setting them explicitly:

    git config --global user.name ''Your Name''
    git config --global user.email you@example.com

After doing this, you may fix the identity used for this commit with:

    git commit --amend --reset-author

1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
create mode 100644 file

Well done git!

Written by tobi

February 5th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

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