Invoking 'git rebase -i' writes the following line to the reflog at the
start of the operation:

  rebase -i (start)

This is not very useful.  Make it more informative like:

  rebase -i (start): checkout master

Signed-off-by: Ramkumar Ramachandra <>
--- | 2 ++
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

diff --git a/ b/
index 5822b2c..a05a6e4 100644
--- a/
+++ b/
@@ -837,6 +837,7 @@ comment_for_reflog start
 if test ! -z "$switch_to"
+       GIT_REFLOG_ACTION="$GIT_REFLOG_ACTION: checkout $switch_to"
        output git checkout "$switch_to" -- ||
                die "Could not checkout $switch_to"
@@ -980,6 +981,7 @@ has_action "$todo" ||
 test -d "$rewritten" || test -n "$force_rebase" || skip_unnecessary_picks
+GIT_REFLOG_ACTION="$GIT_REFLOG_ACTION: checkout $onto_name"
 output git checkout $onto || die_abort "could not detach HEAD"
 git update-ref ORIG_HEAD $orig_head

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