Tip: How to add multiple authors to a commit

Angelos Chalaris · Aug 18, 2020 ·

Git, Github, Programming, Webdev

You can add multiple authors to a git commit, by adding one or more Co-authored-by trailers to the commit's message:

$ git commit -m "Refactor usability tests.
Co-authored-by: name <name@example.com>
Co-authored-by: another-name <another-name@example.com>"


  • To correctly attribute a commit to a co-author, you must use the email associated with their GitHub account.
  • If a person's email is private, you can use their GitHub-provided no-reply email.
  • Leave one or preferably two empty lines before any Co-authored-by trailers.

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