You don't mention it here, but I'm going to guess that you're talking about a git repo. That Stack Overflow answer is talking about a Mercurial repository, and Mercurial is the only one of the two systems that has the "strip" function.
For git, you'll need to remove the bad commit(s) locally, then force-push your revised branch(es). http://stackoverflow.com/a/1338744/5054717 discusses some of that approach, but be warned that you're probably going to break things for anybody else who uses the repo.
One gotcha, Jira counts the commits that are tagged with a given issue ID.
When you force-push new commits *replacing* the old ones, it still counts the old ones even though they're inaccessible without knowing the commit ID (and are not wanted).
In my case, I was taking a feature branch (git flow) having finalised the functionality, and squashing about 150 commits down to about 50. After I was done, Jira reported about 250 commits when Bitbucket's branch viewer showed there was much less.
Thus, the commits still hang around like an unwanted bat colony in cases where you have Jira cloud linked with Bitbucket cloud.
As a project manager, I have discovered that different developers want to bring their previous branching method with them when they join the team. Some developers are used to performing individual wo...
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