Git: temporary change commit author

on Dragoș Străinu's blog

It may happen that sometimes you need to temporarily do commits with another author's name and email. You can do this with this command:

GIT_COMMITTER_NAME="Other Name" GIT_COMMITTER_EMAIL="Other Email" git commit -m Test --author "Other Name <adriana.sanduta@isa.utm.md>"

But you may want to do it multiple times, so you can create a shell function:

# Add me to shell config file. ~/.zshrc or ~/.bashrc
# Git with author
git_w_a(){
  COMMITTER_NAME="Other Name"
  COMMITTER_EMAIL="other_email@example.com"
  echo "
    Running:
    GIT_COMMITTER_NAME=\"$COMMITTER_NAME\" GIT_COMMITTER_EMAIL=\"$COMMITTER_EMAIL\" git $@ --author \"$COMMITTER_NAME <$COMMITTER_EMAIL>\"
  "
  GIT_COMMITTER_NAME="$COMMITTER_NAME" \
  GIT_COMMITTER_EMAIL="$COMMITTER_EMAIL" \
  git $@ \
  --author "$COMMITTER_NAME <$COMMITTER_EMAIL>"
}

Usage:

git commit -m "Test" # Commit with default user name and email
git_w_a commit -m "Test" # Commit with other user name and email

Don't forget to change the COMMITTER_NAME and COMMITTER_EMAIL

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