So you made a mistake in a previous commit message and want to fix it. In this video Lorna Mitchell teaches you how to fix a mistake using the “git commit -amend” command and explains when it is appropriate to force push a changed commit. Git beginners will also learn how to go back and reword or remove old commits from git history.

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Lorna Mitchell is based in Leeds, UK where she is a Developer Advocate at IBM Cloud Data Services and an experienced developer and trainer. Lorna is the accomplished author of a number of books including PHP Web Services, the Git Workbook, and PHP Master. She brings her technical expertise to audiences all over the world, dispensing guidance on a wide range of technical topics, all with a very practical slant. When she’s not busy spreading knowledge Lorna blogs at

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