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Git Version Control Cookbook

By : Aske Olsson, Rasmus Voss
Book Image

Git Version Control Cookbook

By: Aske Olsson, Rasmus Voss

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Git Version Control Cookbook
Credits
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

Changing the author of commits using a rebase


When I start working on a new project, I often forget to set my author name and author e-mail address for the specified project; therefore, I often have commits in my local branch that have been committed with the wrong username and/or e-mail ID. Unfortunately, I can't use the same account everywhere as some work with regards to my cooperate account still needs to be done; however, for most other parts, I can use my private account.

Getting ready

Before we begin this exercise, we need a branch, as always with Git. Name the branch resetAuthorRebase and make it track origin/master. Use the following command to achieve this:

$ git checkout -b resetAuthorRebase -t origin/master
Branch resetAuthorRebase set up to track remote branch master from origin.
Switched to a new branch 'resetAuthorRebase'

How to do it...

Now, we want to change the author of all the commits from origin/stable-3.2 to our HEAD, which is master. This is just an example; you will...