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From: Duy Nguyen <>
To: Kaartic Sivaraam <>
Cc: Git Mailing List <>
Subject: Re: Bug, git rebase -i does not abort correctly
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2018 16:24:58 +0700
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Fri, Jan 26, 2018 at 2:50 PM, Kaartic Sivaraam
<> wrote:
> This might seem to be a bug as the comment in "git-rebase-todo" says,
>     However, if you remove everything, the rebase will be aborted.
> But "man git rebase" clearly says,
>     If <branch> is specified, git rebase will perform an automatic "git
>     checkout <branch>" before doing anything else. Otherwise it remains
>     on
>     the current branch.
> Junio has previously confirmed that "git rebase [-i] <upstream>
> <branch>" is just a short hand for "git checkout <branch> && git rebase
> [-i] <upstream>".[ref 1] So, it's not surprising that it left HEAD at
> @~3 when you completely removed the contents of git-rebase-todo and
> exited the editor.
> Does that help solve your issue?

Sort of. It smells bad design to me when a mistake can easily become a
feature. But with your help, I think I should be able to disable this
feature on my local build. Thanks.

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Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-01-25 12:13 Duy Nguyen
2018-01-26  7:50 ` Kaartic Sivaraam
2018-01-26  9:24   ` Duy Nguyen [this message]
2018-03-13 18:26     ` Kaartic Sivaraam

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