I changed just my username as suggested in the first link, and it changed to my github’s username in the repo, regarless of what local username i had given both globally & project specific. Maybe this is anyway overridden by “owner” setting while creating a new git from web ui.
git commit --amend --reset-author
As for this command threw dir permission denied error (i confirm i was in the right working dir, and other edit tasks to this project works fine without dir permission issues) before opening vim, and i wasn’t sure how to change author name as it allowed to edit only the commit name.
However, this is fine as I’m okay with my github username as author. As I’m already saddled with issues in the project, I’d focus on that right now than wanting to have my custom author name.
Thank you. for your help.