A plugin for assisting while rebasing in Git, Mercurial etc. by auto-selecting the commands you want to change
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RebaseAssister plugin for Notepad++

What does the plugin do? Basically it auto-selects the first word of every non-comment line in an interactive rebase file..

Specifically it features

  • Auto-selection of commands, making it super fast to change those pick instructions during interactive rebasing.
  • Shortcuts for moving lines up/down (Ctrl + Up or Down)
  • Syntax highlighting

Using Notepad++ during interactive rebasing offers additional benefits

  • Spell checking (using the great DSpellCheck plugin)
  • Verbose backup - you always have a backup of the guids of the rebase needed for salvaging deleted commits.


This plugin is too new to have been added to the notepad++ pluginmanager - that takes a couple of months to get in place. So manual installation only.

  • Instruct Git / hg to use Notepad++
    • git config --global core.editor "'C:/Program Files (x86)/Notepad++/notepad++.exe' -multiInst -notabbar -nosession"
  • Download a binary release and stick the RebaseAssister.dll inside the c:\program files (x86)\notepad++\plugins\ folder. Alternatively, download the source and build it - the build will copy the dll to the notepad folder.


This plugin has been created using the Notepad++ pluginpack for .Net https://github.com/kbilsted/NotepadPlusPlusPluginPack.Net/releases

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