Sometimes we make mistake in git commit message, especially spelling mistake. Even though I think twice before pressing the enter key after I write the commit message, I made spelling mistake twice or thrice. That’s my bad actually and I accept it.
So let’s start changing old commit message from GitHub. One thing you need to note that this will edit your commit message from the particular branch only.
Step 1: Open terminal or ( cmd for windows user ) and go to the particular repository.
Step 2: run command
Step 3: Choose a commit message which you want to change and count on which position that commit message is. Let’s say it is on 6th position.
Step 4: run
git rebase -i HEAD~7
by running this message you will get output something like this:
pick 0856faf Message 1 pick 7ef84df Message 2 pick 55930c2 Message 3 pick 9bf24e0 Message 4 pick 412fc71 Message 5 pick 483f8b6 Message 6 pick c101979 Message 7 # Rebase 0c6220f..c101979 onto 0c6220f (7 command(s)) # # Commands: # p, pick = use commit # r, reword = use commit, but edit the commit message # e, edit = use commit, but stop for amending # s, squash = use commit, but meld into previous commit # f, fixup = like "squash", but discard this commit's log message # x, exec = run command (the rest of the line) using shell # d, drop = remove commit # # These lines can be re-ordered; they are executed from top to bottom. # # If you remove a line here THAT COMMIT WILL BE LOST. # # However, if you remove everything, the rebase will be aborted. # # Note that empty commits are commented out
Note: HEAD~7 because we want to edit 6th commit message. For a safe side, we add one more message.
Step 5: Change command
reword , as we only want to change the commit message. Like as shown below and exit ( ctrl+X )
pick 0856faf Message 1 reword 7ef84df Message 2 pick 55930c2 Message 3 pick 9bf24e0 Message 4 pick 412fc71 Message 5 pick 483f8b6 Message 6 pick c101979 Message 7 ( You can edit multiple messages too. )
Note: There are other options that you can do for commits. Those options you can see right below your commit message list.
Step 6: After that, you will be asked to change your commit message. So edit it and save it ( ctrl+x ).
Step 7: Now run
git push --force origin
( use –force is compulsary. Otherwise there will be double commit message )
Note: During push it will show some warnings. Ignore it as it is warning 😉 . Sit back and relax.
Yepieeeeeee. Your message is changed
If you have any issue then comment it. I will try my best to solve the issue.