Change git user in history

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If you had a wrong user email setting and committed and pushed already:

To get back to the 5th last commit:

git rebase -i HEAD~5

Now you can change the pick keyword on each line to edit where it was wrong. Leave the editor and now you iterate via:

git commit --amend --author="Kai Kretschmann <>"
git rebase --continue

And finally get it back to the remote storage:

git push -f

Autoren der Seite / Contributors of the page

» Kai Kretschmann, (google+)