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How to continue a Git rebase and skip editing the commit message

During an interactive rebase, when you’ve fixed the conflicts or finished editing the commit you can run:

$ git rebase --continue

to continue rebasing. Before proceeding, this will open the commit message in your configured editor so you can make any adjustments based on the changes you’ve made.

However, 90% of the time I don’t want to edit the commit message as I’m just fixing a minor issue and the existing commit message is still accurate. The editor step is superfluous and a waste of time.

To skip the editor step entirely you can use:

$ GIT_EDITOR=true git rebase --continue

which replaces the editor program with true which simply exits with a zero exit code.

Source: “How to suppress the editor for git rebase --continue?" on Stack Overflow.