git should come out with a command called `git deadname-killer` that rewrites the history to search/replace commit author name

if anyone has a oneliner for this it would be much appreciated


@SuricrasiaOnline I have corrected deadnames and removed leaked committer & author PII from git multiple times now, but do not have such a one-liner. I have a couple to do now, so it's about time to write a script. There are multiple decisions & gotchas, which become apparent if you look at the names & dates in git log --pretty=fuller and consider the implications of changing every commit hash after the first commit you edit.

I'll post my script & a write-up here when I have it.

Sign in to participate in the conversation

Mostly hackers, mostly in Urbana, IL, talking to each other & our friends on like-minded servers without giving our personal data to the marketing machine.