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Stashing selected files

In SourceTree is it possible to stash only some (selected) files and not whole Working Copy?

What is the appropriate Git command?

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There are no straightforward ways to do it. The command-line solution in the Stackoverflow link in Seth's answer is useful, but I user my own trick in Sourcetree.

To stash select files:

  • Stage the files you want to stash
  • Then stash all files, but making sure that 'Keep staged changes' is checked.
  • Now you only have the files you want to stash in your current working copy.
  • Stash all files, with 'Keep staged changes' unchecked.

You can then re-apply the first stash, and discard the files that you wanted to stash.

Great answer. I am sure the command line options work but this was a question on how to do it in SourceTree. Thanks for providing a SourceTree solution

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SourceTree also has custom actions, I added a custom action 'Stash selected files', script target 'git.exe', parameters 'stash push $FILE', seems to work and slightly easier once you have te custom action.

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There is a command line solution. Credit to: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5506339/how-can-i-git-stash-a-specific-file

git stash --patch

Thank you, all the techniques in the article you linked could turn out useful.

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I submitted a feature request for natively supporting stashing selected files:
https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/SRCTREEWIN-9103

L I'm New Here Feb 26, 2019

Hey everybody reading this should vote for this issue!

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Mac users: please vote on the same feature request for the Mac version: https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/SRCTREE-4765

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Timothy Chin Community Leader Feb 13, 2014

Ctrl + click the files that you want to stash. You can google the other answer i guess.

I'm on a Mac. By the way:

- cmd + click: selects deselects a single file for further action

- shift + click: extends selection to that file for further action

- ctrl + click: opens contextual menu (same as right click)

- alt + click: does nothing more than normal left click

So on a Mac none of the previous serves the purpose.

I was asking the shell Git command because I'm not sure if it's even possible to do what I want to (= stash single files).

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