How to Change the Most Recent Git Commit Message
September 10, 2022

When programming and working with your preferred version control system, Git of course, you might find yourself committing a change with a misspelled or wrong message.

Luckily for us developers, there is a simple Git command to change the most recent local commit which is usually the one you want to modify. Just run the below command in your repo's directory.

git commit --amend -m "New commit message"

If you need to modify a commit that has been pushed online or older or multiple commits then check the GitHub Docs on Changing a Commit Message or this article by Linuxize on How to Change a Git Commit Message.

As a bonus, you might want to look into this excellent article by DevConnected on How To Write Good Git Commit Messages.

Good luck and have fun programming.

How to write git commit messages cover image by DevConnected.

How to write git commit messages cover image by DevConnected.


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