How do I pull a single file from repository and not the whole repository using SourceTree?

I have a fairly large repository that I am working with and I would like to pull just a single file from the repository and not the full repository itself. I did not know if this was possible using SourceTree.

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Not that I know of. GUIs like SourceTree that wrap command line utilities aren't typically designed to enable you to do everything you might ever want to do. Just pop open the terminal and run a command for something like that.

You're right - SourceTree does NOT support this,

You can not do this with Sourcetree but with git commandline, using the command git archive.

To be able to use git archive your repository server needs to support this as well, Using Bitbucket Server as repository host, you need to have installed the plugin https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/com.atlassian.stash.plugin.stash-archive/server/overview on your Bitbucket server.

Having installed this plugin on your Bitbucket server, you are able to retrieve a single file:

git archive –remote ssh://git@bitbucket.vitronic.de:7999/bma/uploadadditional.git HEAD README.md

The main restriction is you have to use the SSH-Protocol with this (no HTTP-Protocol support)

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