Is there a way to achieve fast-forward merge in SourceTree?

As discussed in this post:, if we still want to do fast-forward merge when possible, how to do that in SourceTree? I tried both merge in SourceTree and GitHub pull request from web, both shows non-ff merge in the graph.



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(in addition to @Tim Crall )

Check your global git settings in SourceTree. There is a flag called "use rebase instead of merge by default for tracked branches"

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This will typically auto-enable the checkbox below in the pull dialog/popup:

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turn off if you want to auto-detecting best (git default merge without options).

turn on the field above if you want to force a merge point, this is typically what you want when you close feature branches.

The following options will do the job:


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Check your "Git" settings in SourceTree and make sure "Do not fast-forward when merging, always create a commit" is not checked.

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It is not checked. So uncheck this option only doesn't do the job.

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