How to use BeyondCompare from git mergetool in cygwin?

How to use BeyondCompare from “git mergetool” in cygwin?

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    Here’s a simple answer.

    #! /bin/sh
    LOCAL=`cygpath -wa $1`
    REMOTE=`cygpath -wa $2`
    BASE=`cygpath -wa $3`
    MERGED=`cygpath -wa $4`
    /cygdrive/c/BeyondCompare3/BComp.exe $LOCAL $THEIRS $BASE $MERGED

    Or as in your git config.

    [mergetool "mergetool"]
        cmd = /cygdrive/c/BeyondCompare3/BComp.exe `cygpath -wa "$LOCAL"` `cygpath -wa "$REMOTE"` `cygpath -wa "$BASE"` `cygpath -wa "$MERGED"`

    I use cygpath (which comes with cygwin) to convert the paths. The -w flag converts from cygwin format (starting with /cygdrive/c) to windows format (starting with c:). The -a flag uses absolute filenames.

    Note: I don’t have a Pro BeyondCompare license, so I can’t test merge properly, but it is correctly opening the first two files.

    I’ve found some scripts to convert cygwin paths (robustly, it seems) and launch BC3:

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