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


4 answers

same problem here

Apparently it was implemented here:


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

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?

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

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Published Oct 23, 2018 in Sourcetree

Tip from the team: configure your repos for hosting goodness!

Supported Platforms macOS Windows We recently introduced support for additional hosting services such as GitHub Enterprise, GitLab (Cloud, Community Edition, Enterprise Edition), and...

1,232 views 4 2
Read article

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you