Change the last commit's author

Angelos Chalaris · Git, Commit · May 3, 2022

Updates the last commit's author without changing its contents.

  • Use git commit --amend to edit the last commit.
  • Use the --author option to change the <name> and <email> of the commit's author.
git commit --amend --author="<name> <email>"
# Make some changes to files
git add .
git commit --amend --author="Duck Quackers <>"
# The last commit's author is now `Duck Quackers`

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