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SourceTree command line option?

Is it possible to specify a repository to open in a SourceTree command line option? If so, how?

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Hi Michael,

If you install the command line tools from the SourceTree menu you can then run "stree" from the terminal. Here's the menu:

Hope that helps

i am running the Windows version of SourceTree and do not see a menu command for "Install Command Line Tools". Am I missing something, or is it not available on Windows? If not available, are there plans to implement it for windows?

This isn't supported yet in Windows but isn't actually that hard - you can already launch SourceTree.exe from the command line and it will automatically activate the current instance if there is one - you just can't pass a file path right now (it's only used for the Clone In SourceTree button on Bitbucket right now). Tracking here:

Where is SourceTree.exe located? Since it is "click once" doesn't it get located in a different place every time it is installed?

Ah, good point - unfortunately ClickOnce moves it subtly every update (seems to calculate a hash to use in the folder name). You can always see the current location in the registry because of the URL handler hook, if you look under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\sourcetree\shell\open\command

What's about about arguments that I can pass to stree?

+1 for arguments
i want to open the file changes history panel from the command line if possible
or at least find help on any available options

Create a stree.ps1 file in a directory contained in $PATH with this content:

Start-Process "C:\Program Files (x86)\Atlassian\SourceTree\SourceTree.exe"  -ArgumentList "-f $((Resolve-Path $args[0]).toString())"

Then you can just call stree . or stree ../relative/path

Bit late to the party :)

In a cmd-Window:

[installpath]\SourceTree.exe -f [path to repo] log -> opens in log (history) view

[installpath]\SourceTree.exe -f [path to repo] status -> opens in status (commit) view

[installpath]\SourceTree.exe /? pops a messagebox for commandline options



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