Update author and email in git history

Imagine you have already made some commits in a git repo and you want to update your mail address and/or your name ? In short, you want to re-write git history with good informations. Here is a script who can do that. Put here in parent folder of git repo you want to edit: #!/bin/sh git filter-branch --env-filter ' OLD_EMAIL="incorrect-email@domain.tld" CORRECT_NAME="Your Name" CORRECT_EMAIL="good-email@domain.tld" if [ "$GIT_COMMITTER_EMAIL" = "$OLD_EMAIL" ] then export GIT_COMMITTER_NAME="$CORRECT_NAME" export GIT_COMMITTER_EMAIL="$CORRECT_EMAIL" fi if [ "$GIT_AUTHOR_EMAIL" = "$OLD_EMAIL" ] then export GIT_AUTHOR_NAME="$CORRECT_NAME" export GIT_AUTHOR_EMAIL="$CORRECT_EMAIL" fi ' --tag-name-filter cat -- --branches --tags This script will search for all commits done by incorrect-email@domain....

February 24, 2021 · 1 min · JC