On Sun, Jan 20, 2013 at 12:23:41PM -0800, Junio C Hamano wrote:

> In any case, the intent of the author timestamp is to record the
> time the author _started_ working on the change and came up with an
> initial, possibly a partial, draft.  It does not record the time
> when the commit was finalized.  "git commit --amend" preserves the
> original timestamp, doesn't it?

And we have "--reset-author" if you want to do that. It seems like just
doing "git commit --amend --reset-author" at the end[1] would solve the
original problem.  Perhaps that is something that we could better
support directly from the instruction sheet.


[1] or after an "edit" break in the instruction sheet, if it is in the
    middle of a set of commits
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