Correction of a commit message

Warner Losh imp at
Sat Mar 13 19:45:52 UTC 2021

On Sat, Mar 13, 2021, 12:30 PM Gordon Bergling <gbe at> wrote:

> Hi,
> I made a small mistake while commiting a change for the ls(1) man pagei
> [1]. I used
> 'git commit --amend' and corrected the commit-message, but I wasn't be
> able to
> push that commit, because git reported, that my local tree was outdated,
> which
> is simply not correct.
> Is the '--amend' option intended to work in that situation, or did I miss
> something?

You can use that before you push, but not after. We've been recommending
'git show' for each commit prior to pushing... After the push, it's not
possible to change.


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