Creating a feature or hotfix on a dirty checkout - possible?

Hi.

From the command line, I can create a branch from master (and call it a hotfix/foo) or develop (and call it feature/bar) with uncommitted changes in the checkout.

I can then use SourceTree / git-flow to finish commit and finish the branch.

But I can't create them in SourceTree if the checkout is dirty.

It would be really useful to be able to do so from within the UI (I like the UI and can't remember the command line so easily for git).

I so often forget to create the hotfix branch first, make some changes, test them and then realise I want a hotfix. A solution is to stash, create hotfix restore stash, but it would be REALLY nice to just create the hot fix with the dirty master checkout. And to be able to do that from within the UI.

Any possibility of this?

Regards,

Richard.

1 answer

This widget could not be displayed.

I'm assuming by "dirty" that you mean you have uncommitted changes. I've never had a problem creating a branch in that state. I do have problems pulling, and sometimes have problems switching branches (both of which make sense to be problems), but if I am trying to branch from the commit that I am working on, no problem.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Published May 30, 2018 in Sourcetree

Tip from the team: configuring Git or Mercurial in Sourcetree

Supported Platforms macOS Windows To make using Sourcetree as simple yet powerful as possible we embed (bundle) dependencies such as Git, Git LFS, and Mercurial. We strive to keep these...

874 views 2 3
Read article

Atlassian User Groups

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

Find a group

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

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you