About commits

You can save small groups of meaningful changes as commits.

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About commits

Similar to saving a file that's been edited, a commit records changes to one or more files in your branch. Git assigns each commit a unique ID, called a SHA or hash, that identifies:

  • The specific changes
  • When the changes were made
  • Who created the changes

When you make a commit, you must include a commit message that briefly describes the changes.

You can add a co-author on any commits you collaborate on. For more information, see "Creating a commit with multiple authors."

You can also create a commit on behalf of an organization. For more information, see "Creating a commit on behalf of an organization."

Rebasing allows you to change a series of commits and can modify the order of the commits in your timeline. For more information, see "About git rebase."

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