Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Sign up Log in

It's not the same without you

Join the community to find out what other Atlassian users are discussing, debating and creating.

Atlassian Community Hero Image Collage

Choosing terminal

Is there a way to configure which terminal I want to use?


The only option I found is to choose between git bash and cmd.

I'm wondering if it is possible to use Powershell.

1 answer

1 vote
minnsey Atlassian Team Jun 07, 2017

Hi, no I'm afraid. SourceTree for Windows currently only supports Git Bash for Git and Cmd for Mercurial

With the 'posh-git' PowerShell module, the experience is great.

All that's missing is for SourceTree to support launching PowerShell instead of cmd. Seems trivial, no?

Like Miles Buckton likes this

I totally agree! Is there any way a feature could be implemented to choose your desired terminal like you can with Visual Studio Code, and GitHub Desktop?

Visual Studio Code.pngGitHub Desktop.png

Haha it's 2021 and Atlassian thinks it should be using cmd.exe, the 33 year old terminal.

Absolutely all Microsoft's efforts in the past decade have been into Powershell. How could they not notice?

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Published in Sourcetree

Tip from the team: configure your repos for hosting goodness!

Supported Platforms macOS Windows We recently introduced support for additional hosting services such as GitHub Enterprise, GitLab (Cloud, Community Edition, Enterprise Edition), and...

5,768 views 4 12
Read article

Community Events

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find an event

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.

Host an event

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events

Events near you