I'm running into a problem with submodules, and would like SourceTree to *not* update them recursively (or at all). Is it possible to customize the git commands that SourceTree uses for fetch, pull, etc.?
You can't change the internal options (beyond the checkboxes etc that are exposed in the UI), but you can create Custom Actions (Preferences > Custom Actions) to run your own commands instead. So you could define alternative Pull commands if you wanted.
I'm curious why you need to do so though, can you illustrate the issue you're having?
We have a very large, shared git repository with multiple projects. One of the projects started using git submodules, and since the majority of developers don't work on that project, they don't need to be constantly checking if the submodules are up-to-date (especially since "git pull" appears to do this automatically).
Also, we were running into a problem where one of the sub-sub-modules had a bad reference, and this showed up in SourceTree as errors EVERY time we fetch or pulled, whereas a simple fetch from the commandline didn't show any errors.
I know that SourceTree is trying to be smart about updating, but it would be nice to have the option to decide what the "pull" button does.
(It would also be nice to decide what the "push" button does so we can add our own pre-push hooks, but that's another feature request perhaps)
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