I've configured Sourcetree to use the pre-defined entry for "Beyond Compare" in the external diff tool configuration. When I open the external diff on a staged file Beyond Compare opens up just fine. However the two files being compared are both out in my temp folder ie:
If I make any modifications then results end up in this temporary file and not back into my staged file. How can I make SourceTree open my staged file directly so that I can modify the file right in the external diff tool?
For reference, I am running Beyond Compare v3. However, I changed the configuration to use another diff application (WinMerge) and got the same results. Sourcetree is not telling the diff tool to open the staged file - both are out in temp.
The diff tool is only supposed to be used to compare (read) things, not make changes.
The merge tool (might be configured to be the same program as the diff tool) is (only) used to resolve merge conflicts.
For everything else, you need to edit the files outside SourceTree.
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