Change The Author of Git Commits

  1. Identify one revision before the commit you need to update. In the following example, the last two commits are going to be updated.
  2. Run git rebase command with the identified commit number:
    git rebase -i 2778751
  3. In the editor, for each commit you need to update, change the word pick to edit. (Make sure you know how to use the Vim editor)
  4. Run the following command to set the author to the current configured git user:
    git commit --amend --reset-author --no-edit
    Or use the following to set it to a custom author:
    git commit --amend --no-edit --author="Author Name <>"
  5. Run git rebase --continue
  6. Repeat step 4 and 5 until all of the commits are updated.