SourceTree breaks PATH environment variable

I recently updated SourceTree to version, and it seems to no longer be using the PATH environment variable correctly.  In particular, my commit-msg git hook is failing with the following message:

/usr/bin/env: 'python': No such file or directory

If I modify the script to run as a bash script, and have it `echo $PATH`, I get the following:

/mingw64/libexec/git-core:/mingw64/bin:/usr/bin:/c/Users/n0030352/bin:/c/Users/n0030352/AppData/Local/Atlassian/SourceTree/gitflow_local/gitflow:/bin:/mingw32/bin:/mingw64/bin:/c/Program Files (x86)/Atlassian/SourceTree/tools:/c/Users/n0030352/AppData/Local/Atlassian/SourceTree/git_extras

I get this error using both embedded and system git.

However, if I use the git terminal out of SourceTree, I get the correct PATH variable output, none of which contains SourceTree.  I can also commit just fine.

So my guess is that the PATH variable output by SourceTree contains application-specific modification to the PATH variable, which fails to include the rest of the paths.  For now I am just going to use


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