Git difftool not opening sometimes
I have 2 folders (with different code) with git initialized. But when I do
one repo is working fine and asking me if I want to open files in meld to compare. The other one just output everything in the console and didn’t execute meld.
Also both .git/config file is the same (except for the url)
Does anyone know why is that?
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You may have configured your
diff.tool locally instead of globally (inspect the content of
.git/config files in both your porjects, and your global
To set meld as your global difftool :
git config --global diff.tool meld
If in one repository you’re in conflicted state (check by
git status), you need to use
mergetool instead, e.g.
git mergetool -t meld
Related: git difftool runs git diff.
Is it possible you have configured
difftool, but not
mergetool, and had a conflict outstanding?
I found similar behaviour, when I had an existing conflict that needed resolving. I think what happened to me was that git was trying to be ‘helpful’ and launch
mergetool when I asked for
difftool. I had not set up any
difftool. When I manually resolved the conflict with
difftool started working again. Very frustrating.