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Sourcetree: How can I compare (diff) files from arbitrary commits ?

Repo is git.

Can not find this option. I see the option to compare file with its parent, but how can I compare any given file with a file from a selected commit ?

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Just select 2 commits in the log at once using Cmd-Click, then you'll see the complete diff between those two commits.

If you want to filter things down further you can right-click on a file, click 'Log Selected' to get the history just for that file, and then again multi-select commits in that window.

Thank you very much !

Follow-up question: how to use ExternalDiff to view the diff as provided in the above approach?

@Lin Luo I can still see External Diff on one file at a time in the arbitrary diffs view. Click on one file within the composite diff, and cmd-click > External Diff as always.

Follow-up question: Selecting two commit in the log at once work correct, but it occurs often that the selected commit are lost while viewing the diff (it returns to the uncommited changes). Would there be a way to open a new windows with the diff of the selected two commits? Thanks!

Like Waldek Gorajek likes this

How can I do this on windows? I want to see the differences between two commits on all files involved.

Like milesbuckton likes this

Thank you very mach.

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