Rewrite history to change author information

I had the case that I made commits in my local repository with an incorrect email address. Since they weren’t pushed yet, fixing this wasn’t a big thing.

I researched for possible solutions, one was to work with filter-branch, but I had only two commits to edit so I continued research.

On StackOverflow, I came to this solution:


git rebase -i -p <some HEAD before all of your bad commits> 

and mark all commits as edit which got the wrong author name:

edit f7f3f6d changed my name a bit
edit 310154e updated README formatting and added blame

Then do

git commit --amend --author "New Author Name <>"

on every commit you want to change and

git rebase --continue