Amend the last commit message
“Oops! That last commit message was screwed up. How do I edit an incorrect commit message?”
This usually happens to me when I intended to use just
git commit -a and committed a whole bunch more stuff
that I hadn’t mentioned in the commit message.
It’s easy to fix just the message for the last commit:
$ git commit --amend -m "New commit message"
Or leave off the
-m "New commit message" and type the message in the
text editor that opens.