I'am new to SourceTree/Git. Can anyone explain what exactly "Commit merged changes immediately" while pulling does? What is the difference between checking and unchecking this option?
You have to do a commit when a merge is completed, because some of your local files might also be updated. By enabling the Commit merged changes immediately you give sourcetree the permission to do this commit directly/automatically if there were no merge conflicts.
Hope this answers your question?!
You are right in saying the purpose of Pull is to update local files. However, checking the "Commit merged changes immediately" helps you to avoid a few clicks/commands by doing both Pull and Commit at one go.
The response might be too late for you, but still wanted to comment as it might help somebody else!
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