sourcetree copy file from branch

Hi folks,

I'm trying to find a way to copy a specific file from one branch to another branch.

E.g. User 1 has been working in the Feature1 branch for some time. Now user2, working in the Feature2 branch, needs a file that exists in the Feature1 branch. Is there a "smooth" way of accomplishing this?

One "dirty" way of doing it would be to copy the file on the local machine (from working directory when the Feature1 branch is checked out) and paste it into the working directory for the Feature2 branch.

Best regards,

2 answers

User 2 can checkout feature1 and copy the file somewhere - anywhere - it can even just be to a different name in the same working directory (where it will become an untracked file).  Then checkout feature2, copy the file back to its proper place and name, and do "git add".


yes I know, that's the "dirty" way of doing it. I was thinking more of a "quick" way of doing it directly in SourceTree.


Actually, I just realized, you can do this at the git command line with:

git checkout feature2

I don't know a way to do it in SourceTree.

I am also interested how to do this in Sourcetree

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Atlassian Community Anniversary

Happy Anniversary, Atlassian Community!

This community is celebrating its one-year anniversary and Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes has all the feels.

Read more
Community showcase
Brian Ganninger
Published Jan 23, 2018 in Sourcetree

Tip from the team: workflow and keyboard shortcuts

Supported Platforms macOS Sourcetree has a lot to offer and, like many developer tools, finding and using it all can be a challenge, especially for a new user. Everyone might not love ...

747 views 0 4
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