- Local time
- Jan 21, 2020
I am a fairly inexperienced user of Git and GitHub. Originally, I used GitHub Desktop (a GUI) for everything, and I still do for the most part, but a little bit ago I took a Git course and as such used the command line. While I was doing that, they taught you how to set your name (user.name) in Git, and I think that as a result of that, commits are now under my full name, Talia DeGisi, instead of my GitHub username, talia-storymaker (even though I'm now using GitHub Desktop again). I don't care about my full name being known or anything like that, but it is very frustrating that now my commits are not in one "place" and a lot of my commits are not under a "real" user. For an example see here: talia-storymaker/sonic-vs
I am very frustrated by this. I need to fix this both for the future and hopefully I can also change it so my past commits will also be by my username. I may be able to figure out the former by myself, but I don't know about the latter. I found some answers to this issue on Stack Overflow and GitHub Help, but I still feel a bit nervous about rewriting my repository history. Is this something I should go ahead with?