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From: Eric Sunshine <>
To: "SZEDER Gábor" <>
Cc: Olaf Hering <>, Git List <>
Subject: Re: git fsck, badDate: invalid author/committer line - bad date
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2019 13:12:10 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Thu, Oct 31, 2019 at 12:56 PM SZEDER Gábor <> wrote:
> All the usual warnings about rewriting already published history
> apply.  The hash of a couple of commits from 2009 might seem
> irrelevant now, a decade later, but after correcting those author and
> committer lines the hashes of all subsequent commits will inherently
> change as well.  This is, in general, upsetting for everyone who have
> cloned the repo and built their own work on top.  Furthermore, some
> commit messages refer to older commits by their hash (e.g. in
> 431dbd98ba: "Simplifies and updates commit
> dbef8dd3bf00417e75a12c851b053e49c9e1a79e"); those references will go
> stale after rewriting history, unless you put in extra work to update
> them.

For completeness for future readers of this thread who have cases when
rewriting history is a valid option, a tool such as Elijah's
git-filter-repo[1] can not only fix the "broken" email addresses, but
also can adjust hash references in commit messages so they don't go


  reply	other threads:[~2019-10-31 17:12 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-10-31  8:27 Olaf Hering
2019-10-31 10:15 ` SZEDER Gábor
2019-10-31 13:21   ` Olaf Hering
2019-10-31 16:56     ` SZEDER Gábor
2019-10-31 17:12       ` Eric Sunshine [this message]
2019-10-31 19:30   ` Jeff King

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