How to create a patch for a single (or selected) file?

I cannot seem to find a way to create a patch (or diff) for a subset of files for a commit.

Environment:

  • Sourcetree 2.6.3 (134) for Mac (OS X Sierra)
  • Git repository on BitBucket

Scenario:

  1. Large commit containing many changes
  2. In History View, I right click on the most recent commit and select "Create Patch..."
  3. Patch window appears.  In the history pane of the patch window I select the version I want to generate the diff (patch) from
  4. In the files window (lower left of the patch window) I select only the files for which I want to view
  5. This works for VIEWING the diffs (it only shows the diffs for the selected files) but when I click "Create" to create the patch file, the patch shows ALL files that have changed

How do I create a patch (diff) file for only the selected files?

1 answer

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I'm afraid there isn't an option to create patch per file or for individual files in commits. This is possible only if the changes are not committed. 

Feel free to submit an enhancement request on jira.atlassian.com for the Sourcetree team to consider this feature in a future release. 

Thanks,
Manjunath
Sourcetree Mac Developer

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