Change a commit author for a specific commit

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I’m trying to change the author of a specific commit in the history(it was not the last commit)

How do I do it?
Aug 17, 2018 in Git & GitHub by Hannah
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You can use interactive rebase.

git rebase -i <earliercommit>

In the list of commits being rebased, change the text from pick to edit next to the hash of the one you want to modify. Then when git prompts you to change the commit, use this:

git commit --amend --author="Author Name <>"
answered Aug 17, 2018 by Kalgi
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