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SourceTree can't use the commit template

I have saved my comment template in $HOME/.gitmessage.txt and in the terminal, run "git config --global  commit.template $HOME/.gitmessage.txt" and "git config commit.template $HOME/.gitmessage.txt". Now when I commit in command line or the source terminal, the comment template can take effect.

But when I click "Commit" in SourceTree GUI, the comment window is blank.

My operations is same to the answer of git config commit.template apparently not working, but still can't work.

I am using SourceTree 1.6.4


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same problem here

I used the repository settings in SourceTree but whatever I type in it is not working. I re-started source tree and I can still see the text but it never appears at commit ??


I'm using sourcetree version 2.4 on MacOSX 10.11.6, still not working ...
That's really annoying

I agree this doesn't seem to work.

We are implementing a standard template here and those who use TortoiseGit see the template but it never seems to show up in SourceTree.

This is on Windows in using System Git 1.9.5

Any chance of a fix?

Apparently it was implemented here:


But it doesn't work in 1.6.x series, so...

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