The scenario

Your repository has two commits:

$ git log --oneline
957fbfb No, I am your father.  
9bb71ff A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away....  

Use the interactive rebase tool to squash the two commits:

$ git rebase -i 9bb71ff

When your editor opens, only a single commit is listed:

pick 957fbfb No, I am your father.

You change pick to squash, save & close your editor.

The problem

Git complains...

Cannot 'squash' without a previous commit  

The fix

$ git rebase -i 9bb71ff

This time, when your editor opens, change pick to edit instead of squash, save & close your editor.

$ git reset --soft HEAD^
$ git commit --amend

Your editor again so that you can modify the commit message of the soon-to-be squashed commit; make your changes, save & close the editor.

$ git rebase --continue

© 2017. All Rights Reserved.

Published with Ghost, themed with Ghostium.