Git: Changing commit messages
To change the commit message of the latest (unpushed, unmerged) commit, you can use
git commit –amend
To change the commit message of an earlier (unpushed, unmerged) commit [COMMIT], you can do
git rebase -i COMMIT~
For a current version of git, you can simply mark the line with "reword", and git will ask you later for the new message.
For older versions:
- mark the line with
- save the file
- do a
git commit --amendwhen rebasing stops at the relevant commit
git rebase --continue
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