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Sourcetree diff not working; displaying wrong add/substract and wrong linenumbers Edited

I overwrote a .tex file with another version of it. The version on disk is now exactly as i want it. Sourcetree is showing the file as altered, but not all alterations are shown, and some nonexistent alterations are shown. Additionally the line-numbering is off.

See attached Screenshot: (yellow highlighted regions)

I opened the file in Notepad++ to show the real content, and you can see in the background the Sourcetree diff, with wrong line numbering (observe that the real /begin->/end block is four lines from 40 to 43 and the Sourcetree diff is a weird /begin->/end/end block) and, very importantly: A line that does not exist anymore (Sourcetree line 36) is not marked as missing!

I tried commiting, the commit works with the real file, and also reverts fine, but the shown diff is always wrong. Altering stuff in N++ and saving resulted in a still wrong diff, that some times showed a +/- of lines that were unaltered and mostly showed the altered line (i experimented with the Windows 8 line ) as unaltered.

A diff using the diff tool from TortoiseGit was normal and correct.

Just to be clear: I doublechecked that N++ and Sourcetree are seeing the same file, by altering it in N++ and seeing the file change in Sourcetree - so this is not about looking at different files, this is some bug(?) in the ST-Diff (not the actual storing of files, just the showing of the differences)

Anybody know what causes this? It is very disconcerting to not be able to trust the diff.Sourcetree-Problem.png

Screenshot from Bitbucket, of older version of the file, with "Windows 8" line as part (?) of Line 33 ??

BitBucket old source of system_requirements.tex.png

 

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bgannin Atlassian Team May 23, 2018

Hi Andre,

This is an excellent bug report. Please file these details in our public tracker, https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/SRCTREEWIN, and we'll take it from there.

Thanks,

Brian Ganninger
Product Manager, Sourcetree

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