Change commit message after committing and before push.

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I have committed something with a wrong commit message and I forgot to add a few files in the commit.

How do I go about this?
Aug 17, 2018 in Git & GitHub by Hannah
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You can amend your commit. Use the keyword amend.

git commit --amend

this will open your editor where you can change your commit message.

answered Aug 17, 2018 by Kalgi
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in addition to @kalgi's answer i would like to add, you can set the commit message directly in the command line with:

git commit --amend -m "New commit message"
answered Aug 20, 2018 by Nilesh
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You also can use git filter-branch for that.

git filter-branch -f --msg-filter "sed 's/errror/error/'" $flawed_commit..HEAD

It's not as easy as git commit --amend, but it's useful, if you already have some merges after your erroneous commit message.

answered Sep 6, 2018 by lina
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