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How can I revert a merge commit in sourcetree


I work using pull requests and sometimes they need to be reverted. The command line workflow I use is as documented here:

Basically I create a new branch, find the merge commit SHA and then run

git revert -m 1 SHA

In sourcetree there is the 'Reverse commit...' option, which does a git revert but it will not work on a merge commit because it will not use '-m' (see

How can I use sourcetree to revert a merge commit?


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If you want to do it in SourceTree, you can only do it with a custom action.

I already created a feature request for this, you can vote for it here.

Zero reference for the command to enter into the custom action to actually answer the question?

Script to run:



revert -n -m 1 $SHA

(I prefer it not to automatically commit so I can review the changes, hence the -n parameter)

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