Setting up custom merge tool in SourceTree - Code compare

I'm trying to setup Devart Code compare as the merge tool.

The documentation of Devart Code compare states that it required the following:

/TF="path to remote" /MF="path to local" /BF="path to base" /RF="path to merged"

When I translate this to the argument to be entered in Sourcetree, whtis would be:


However, when I that what is actually being executed, I see that the command line is (I'm trying to merge my Gitignore file):

"c:\Program Files\Devart\Code Compare\CodeMerge.exe" "C:/Program Files (x86)/Git/TF=./.gitignore.REMOTE.1120.gitignore" "C:/Program Files (x86)/Git/MF=./.gitignore.LOCAL.1120.gitignore" "C:/Program Files (x86)/Git/BF=./.gitignore.BASE.1120.gitignore" "C:/Program Files (x86)/Git/RF=.gitignore"

The backslahes seem to have been replaced with the paths to Git. When I try to escape the backslag with another backslash, I get:

"c:\Program Files\Devart\Code Compare\CodeMerge.exe" "//TF=./.gitignore.REMOTE.1120.gitignore" //MF=./.gitignore.LOCAL.1120.gitignore //BF=./.gitignore.BASE.1120.gitignore //RF=.gitignore"

which doesn't work either.

Is there anything I can do to correct the argument that needs to be passed as forward slash?

3 answers

Hi Robert

This setting will work:

Diff command: C:\Program Files\Devart\Code Compare\Codemerge.exe

Arguments: -MF=\"$LOCAL\" -TF=\"$REMOTE\" -BF=\"$BASE\" -RF=\"$MERGED\"

Try using the other type of slash to escape:


Hi Seth, thanks for your response. I tried that already too, but no luck so far.

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