Can I switch back and forth between Source Tree and the terminal when Im fetching, merging, branching etc.?

I enjoy using source tree but sometime when Im using it I like to do some commands (like merge, creating branched) from the terminal.  Can doing this cause me any problems whatsoever?  Thank you!

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You can do this safely. whenever one of them is changing something, it creates a lock that prevents the other one from changing things.

See here for experiences using git-GUIs/git commandline in parallel. My experience says, that there shouldn't occur any problems (at least I hadn't any yet). The only annoyance might be, that GUI-Tools might need some refresh after performing some git actions outside the GUI

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