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Creating and editing commits

Creating a commit with multiple authors

You can attribute a commit to more than one author by adding one or more Co-authored-by trailers to the commit's message. Co-authored commits are visible on GitHub and can be included in the profile contributions graph and the repository's statistics.

Creating a commit on behalf of an organization

You can create commits on behalf of an organization by adding a trailer to the commit's message. Commits attributed to an organization include an on-behalf-of badge on GitHub.

Changing a commit message

If a commit message contains unclear, incorrect, or sensitive information, you can amend it locally and push a new commit with a new message to GitHub. You can also change a commit message to add missing information.

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