How to Amend a Git Commit Message

To amend or undo the previous Git commit message, you can use the git commit --amend command. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Open your terminal or Git Bash.

  2. Navigate to the repository directory using the cd command.

  3. Enter the following command:

    git commit --amend
  4. This will open your default text editor, displaying the previous commit message. You can modify the message as needed.

  5. Save and close the text editor.

  6. Git will create a new commit with the modified message and replace the previous commit with the new one.

  7. If you’ve already pushed the previous commit to a remote repository, you may need to force-push the changes using:

    git push --force

Please note that modifying the commit message changes the commit’s SHA-1 hash, which means it effectively creates a new commit. Therefore, it’s important to be cautious when amending commits, especially if you’ve already shared or pushed them to a remote repository.