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Going back to a file version only to get some data and then back to the latest commit


I would like to go back to a project version only to check some file data and without a change update again to the latest version. How do I do that? 

I really just need to see some values. No changes required.

Do I use checkout? Or Reverse current branch to this commit? Please help

Thank you

Tomas R.

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minnsey Atlassian Team Apr 12, 2018


f you just want to view a single file, then you can go back through the commit or file history, find the relevant version of the file and then view that version of the file.

In Sourcetree for Windows you use the context menu to 'Open Selected Version'.

If yo need the whole repo to be in a past state you can use git worktree. This isn't currently supported in the Sourcetree UI, but you can do it form command line git see

Essentially if you know the tag, branch or commit you want you can do one of the following


> git worktree add path/to/new/worktree/folder {commit}

> git worktree add path/to/new/worktree/folder {tag name}

> git worktree add path/to/new/worktree/folder {branch name}


And the repo at that state will be checked out into path/to/new/worktree/folder

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