How can I rename a git stash?


I have a stash with an incorrect name. I would like to fix the name so it's accurate.

How can I rename a stash?


Let's assume your stash list looks like this:

$ git stash list
stash@{0}: WIP on master: Add some very important feature 
stash@{1}: WIP on master: Fix some silly bug

First, you must remove stash entry which you want to rename:

$ git stash drop stash@{1}
Dropped stash@{1} (af8fdeee49a03d1b4609f294635e7f0d622e03db)

Now just add it again with new message using sha of commit returned after dropping:

$ git stash store -m "Very descriptive message" af8fdeee49a03d1b4609f294635e7f0d622e03db

And that's it:

$ git stash list
stash@{0}: Very descriptive message
stash@{1}: WIP on master: Add some very important feature

This solution requires git 1.8.4 or later, and yes, it works with dirty working directory too.

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