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Editing Revision Properties

If you'd like to change the author, or commit message on an existing Subversion repository revision (commit), you will need to be able to change what is called your repository's revision properties. Out of the box, Subversion does not allow changing your author and commit message because these properties are not versioned.

However, if you would still like to change them, then all you have to do is head to your project's Repository tab, click on the repository that you're interested in and then head to the Settings sub-tab. Click on Edit Repository Settings

Edit Repository Settings

Ensure that Allow Revision Property Changes is turned on and click on Save:

Save Repository Settings

You should now be able to change your Subversion repository's author and commit message for an existing revision.

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