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Convert a branch to an archived tag

I'm looking for a way to archive a (Git) branch (not export it to a file as the Repository -> Archive... command does.

I've had a brief look at custom actions, but I'm not sure how to get started. What I'd like to do:

  1. Select a branch in the BRANCHES pane
  2. Select a (custom?) action "Archive branch to tag"
  3. If the branch is fully merged:
    1. a tag is automatically created called "archive/<full-name-of-selected-branch>"
    2. the selected branch is deleted

I would also like to be able to do the reverse:

  1. Select a tag in the TAGS pane
  2. Select a (custom?) action "Restore branch from tag"
  3. If there is no branch with the same name:
    1. a branch is created, removing "archive/" from the start of the name
    2. the selected tag is deleted

Is there an existing way to do this? If not, is it possible to write a custom action to do this?

1 answer

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minnsey Atlassian Team Jan 25, 2019


I think you will struggle to do this as a simple custom action, you will essentially have to write all the logic in your external code, e.g. in a PowerShell script.

Custom actions do provide some hooks into the Sourcetree environment, i.e. $FILE, $REPO, $SHA but you will need to determine your current TAG or BRANCH information by prompting from your code as there is no mechanism with Sourcetree custom actions to prompt the user for input. 

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