I haven't experienced this.

Are you maybe doing git rebase -i <SHA>

.. where <SHA> is the latest commit in your repo (same as doing git rebase 
-i HEAD)?

Usually I rebase like this (if I want to edit the last 5 commits): git 
rebase -i HEAD~5

On Wednesday, March 21, 2012 8:11:54 PM UTC+1, Les Nightingill wrote:
> ...trying to understand how interactive rebase works... 
> under what circumstances does git rebase -i <sha of some commit> 
> simply complete and present an empty git-rebase-todo for editing (i.e. 
> without a list of commits for me to pick/edit/squash etc)? 
> In my test, the rebase completes with the message "Successfully 
> rebased and updated refs/heads/newbranch." AND also a blank file (.git/ 
> rebase-merge/git-rebase-todo) is opened in my editor. 
> I must be missing something... any suggestions would be appreciated 
> Les

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