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       git-reauthor - Rewrite history to change author´s identity


       git reauthor [<options>]


       Lets you replace the author and/or committer identities in commits and tags.

       The  command  goes  through  all  existing  commits  and  tags  in  all  local branches to
       selectively modify the identities present in those objects. All the other information such
       as dates, messages,.. are preserved.

       You  can  rewrite  all  the  identities in the commits and tags objects by using the --all
       flag, or only replace the identities whose email matches  the  value  of  the  --old-email
       option. It is also possible to limit the rewrite to a certain type of identity: the author
       or the committer identity. By default, both of them are affected.
       For each of those identities to update, the command will replace  the  name  and/or  email
       with the new correct values as defined via the options. If the new identity name to set is
       not defined, the current one will be kept (and vice-versa with the email).

       WARNING! This command rewrites history and as a result you will  not  able  to  push  your
       branch to the remote without using the --force option.
       See more information with git help filter-branch.


       -a, --all

           Rewrite ALL identities in commits and tags.

       -c, --use-config

           Define correct values from user Git config
           Values of --correct-email and --correct-name options take precedence over the ones from the config if specified as well

       -e, --correct-email <email>

           Define the correct email to set
           Empty email ´´ is allowed

       -n, --correct-name <name>

           Define the correct name to set
           Empty name ´´ is not allowed

       -o, --old-email <email>

           Rewrite identities matching old email in commits and tags
           Empty email ´´ is allowed

       -t, --type <id>

           Define the type of identities affected by the rewrite
           Possible type identifiers are: author, committer, both (default)


       Replace the personal email and name of Jack to his work ones

           $ git reauthor --old-email --correct-email --correct-name ´Jack Foobar´

       Replace the email and name of Jack to the ones defined in the Git config

           $ git reauthor --old-email --use-config

       Replace only the email of Jack (keep the name already used)

           $ git reauthor --old-email jack@perso --correct-email

       Change only the committer email of Jack (keep the author email already used)

           $ git reauthor --old-email --correct-email --type committer

       Set Jack´s identity as the only one of the whole repository

           $ git reauthor --all --correct-email --correct-name Jack

       Set Jack as the only committer of the whole repository (keeps authors)

           $ git reauthor --all --correct-email --correct-name Jack --type committer


       Written by Damien Tardy-Panis <>





                                          September 2018                          GIT-REAUTHOR(1)