You can use git rebase. For example, if you want to modify commit
$ git rebase --interactive 'bbc643cd^'
Please note the caret
^ at the end of the command, because you need actually to rebase back to the commit before the one you wish to modify.
In the default editor, modify
edit in the line mentioning ‘bbc643cd’.
Save the file and exit: git will interpret and automatically execute the commands in the file. You will find yourself in the previous situation in which you just had created commit
At this point,
bbc643cd is your last commit and you can easily amend it: make your changes and then commit them with the command:
$ git commit --all --amend --no-edit
After that, type:
$ git rebase --continue
to return back to the previous HEAD commit.
WARNING: Note that this will change the SHA-1 of that commit as well as all children — in other words, this rewrites the history from that point forward. You can break repos doing this if you push using the command
git push --force