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authorErick Mattos <>2009-11-04 03:20:11 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2009-11-05 00:59:15 (GMT)
commitc51f6ceed6a9a436f16f8b4f17eab1a3d17cffed (patch)
treeeb4820a13dec61019a241bf63950b925f3796baa /Documentation/git-commit.txt
parentc8a58ac5a52b0850fbca87898d1c6aa44cf5626f (diff)
commit -c/-C/--amend: reset timestamp and authorship to committer with --reset-author
When we use -c, -C, or --amend, we are trying one of two things: using the source as a template or modifying a commit with corrections. When these options are used, the authorship and timestamp recorded in the newly created commit are always taken from the original commit. This is inconvenient when we just want to borrow the commit log message or when our change to the code is so significant that we should take over the authorship (with the blame for bugs we introduce, of course). The new --reset-author option is meant to solve this need by regenerating the timestamp and setting the committer as the new author. Signed-off-by: Erick Mattos <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/git-commit.txt b/Documentation/git-commit.txt
index 0578a40..f89db9a 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-commit.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-commit.txt
@@ -9,7 +9,7 @@ SYNOPSIS
'git commit' [-a | --interactive] [-s] [-v] [-u<mode>] [--amend] [--dry-run]
- [(-c | -C) <commit>] [-F <file> | -m <msg>]
+ [(-c | -C) <commit>] [-F <file> | -m <msg>] [--reset-author]
[--allow-empty] [--no-verify] [-e] [--author=<author>]
[--cleanup=<mode>] [--] [[-i | -o ]<file>...]
@@ -69,6 +69,11 @@ OPTIONS
Like '-C', but with '-c' the editor is invoked, so that
the user can further edit the commit message.
+ When used with -C/-c/--amend options, declare that the
+ authorship of the resulting commit now belongs of the committer.
+ This also renews the author timestamp.
-F <file>::
Take the commit message from the given file. Use '-' to