I have a repository which is already pushed to origin (online repo).
I need to change author of 2 older commits.
This happens because this buggy sourcetree (YES, IT IS, IT'S THE LATEST OF THE HUNDRED PROBLEMS IT GAVE ME, COMPANY FORCES ME TO USE IT) seems to have fun changing continuously the git project settings from the various authors available working on the same machine. I put the settings for commit to "John <firstname.lastname@example.org>" and from time to time, whenever sourcetree wants to have fun, it changes it to "John <jim@Anothercompany.com>" or "Jack <jack@SomeOthercompany.com>" because these profiles are present on the machine.
I have saved multiple time the project settings, even tried to use global settings with my name but this bug-ridden productivity-hindering piece of software keeps acting his own way.
How to change the old author from sourcetree (NOT git console)?
Kinda like amend or whatever you want
Hello! Unfortunately this isn't something you can do via Sourcetree. We don't have many features to allow rewriting history, and it's generally not advised to do so.
However, to make your username issues a bit less annoying:
If you don't want Sourcetree to modify this config:
Be aware that other programs on your PC may modify your .gitconfig and overwrite it with a different username. Visual Studio has known to do this.
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