Can I make my own "Checkout in SourceTree link"?

Hello, I manage Hg and Git repos at my organization. Is it possible for me to craft a link or button to "Checkout (repository) in SourceTree" like is available on BitBucket? I'd like to make this kind of link available for my users from our internal web page.

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Yes. The target of your link should use the sourcetree protocol with cloneRepo and the repo URL. For example, "sourcetree://cloneRepo/ssh://user@bitbucket.org/owner/repo.git". Everything from "ssh" forward should be replaced with your repository's URL.

If you use bitbucket's "checkout in sourcetree" button in Google Chrome, the confirmation dialog shows you the whole link that it is attempting to launch.

Here is the relevant section from the 1.4 release notes:

  • Custom URL protocol support - SourceTree will now respond to URLs of the form "sourcetree://cloneRepo/<CLONE_URL>" so websites can expose clickable links to clone in SourceTree. Also SourceTree will optionally handle github-mac:// URLs if GitHub for Mac isn't installed (or if the user sets Preferences to prefer SourceTree).

Thanks, that is super helpful!

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