I have a little thing to do what looked pretty simple up until today...
There is a website on which there is a button. Push the button -> clone a
repo -> copy a local file into the cloned repo -> commit -> push -> delete
the repo. It shall be a pretty simple flow.
But... I cannot make the git commit work. The problem is that all the
actions are done using the www-data account, what is a "nologin" account so
it is not possible to use the "git config" command on it.
Any git commit issued prints "Committer: www-data" what is fairly
disappointing. I can change the author but due to the fact www-data cannot
be configured (and the author/committer changes case by case) it looks to
be impossible to commit and push data.
The closest I got is
git commit --all --amend --author="author" --message "Automatic update from
mywebsite for file some file"
what results in - so the question is: *How do I change the Committer?*
Your name and email address were configured automatically based
on your username and hostname. Please check that they are accurate.
You can suppress this message by setting them explicitly:
git config --global user.name "Your Name"
git config --global user.email y...@example.com
After doing this, you may fix the identity used for this commit with:
git commit --amend --reset-author
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