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Discussion on: Replace accidentally committed git author information from git history

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Dani Guardiola_

Thanks, this seems useful, I'm saving it. Does it create an alternate history for the branch? It would seem to me like it does.

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Deshan Madurajith Author • Edited

No. it just replaces author name and email in the entire git history. It does not change anything else like commit, branch, committed date.

Edit: It changes the hash. Thanks to @daniguardiola

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Dani Guardiola_

So the commit hashes stay the same? I though the authorship was part of the hash pre-image

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Deshan Madurajith Author

Sorry, I was wrong. I just checked It changes the git hash. Thanks. I will update the post.

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