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DiffMerge never launches

So I have the external merging tool setup, with the path and everything, but when I click "Launch External Merge Tool" from the dropdown, the merge tool is never launches


This is what my .gitconfig looks like

[difftool "sourcetree"]
cmd = 'C:/Program Files/SourceGear/Common/DiffMerge/sgdm.exe' \"$LOCAL\" \"$REMOTE\"
[mergetool "sourcetree"]
cmd = 'C:/Program Files/SourceGear/Common/DiffMerge/sgdm.exe' -merge -result=\"$MERGED\" \"$LOCAL\" \"$BASE\" \"$REMOTE\"
trustExitCode = true


And my Tools/Diff window in sourcetree:image.pngCan anybody give me a hand? Thanks!

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Jimmy Seddon Community Leader Aug 29, 2019

Hi @Gizambica ,

Welcome to the Community!

I'm not 100% familiar with DiffMerge itself, but looking at their command line argument documentation:

It looks as though the arguments you are supplying might be attempting to perform the merge automatically and then exiting.  Have you tried setting the merge command without supplying any arguments to see if it will launch?

I hope that helps!


Apparently the issue was the file itself! It was either deleted or renamed in one of the branches, and thats why the merge wouldnt be possible!


I have the terrible habit of renaming files left and right, guess I brought that on myself!

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Jimmy Seddon Community Leader Aug 29, 2019

I'm glad you were able to get to the root of the problem!

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