git commit –amend –date

I accidentally committed something with git with the wrong timezone set in my VM. How to fix it? The help message for git commit says:

--date <date>         override date for commit

OK that’s great, but I don’t really want to figure out the input format for feeding in a date. I blindly tried:

git commit --amend --date now

And blindly typing “now” actually worked as intended. git is smart. Thanks git developers!