Git problem with interactive rebase

This is basically what happens:

> git rebase -i HEAD~3
Successfully rebased and updated refs/heads/master.

Pops open my text editor then immediately “completes” the rebase before I even have the chance to do anything. Anyone know what might be causing this?

I’m using msysgit on Windows 7: git version

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    This is probably because Git expects that the text editor will stop and wait until you have finished editing before continuing. Your text editor could start up in such a way that it appears that it immediately finished as far as Git can see.

    You could try setting the EDITOR environment variable to point to a batch file that does something like:

    start /wait my_editor %*

    (but this is just a guess and I’m not in a situation to test it right now).

    Solved, related to the editor variable in git-config:

    How do I use Notepad++ (or other) with msysgit?

    I use Atom – and was getting the same problem.

    git config --global core.editor "atom --wait"

    …fixed it for me straight away.

    More info about setting up different code editors can be found here:

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