Mac specific optimizations in ~/.gitconfig
I read that discussion about the content of “~/.gitconfig” on Linux: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/267761/what-does-your-gitconfig-contain
I know some Mac specific optimizations, such as using “mate” as default editor:
[core] editor = mate -w
or using opendiff as diff editor:
[diff] external = opendiff
Do you know other Mac specific optimizations (and/or tools) that I could install/configure in “~/.gitconfig” file in order to get a very user-friendly git?
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I prefer to keep the default
diff command internal, for quick summaries at the terminal, and access the more advanced diff programs (I use MacVim) using the
difftool commmand. I describe the set up procedure here. The Mac-specific part is in my wrapper script, where I facultatively launch MacVim if it is available, then default to regular Vim. You can adapt to use TextMate, of course, if that is your preference.
I use opendiff and textmate as external tools for git. You can configure them by running the following commands in bash:
#TextMate as the default editor git config --global core.editor "mate -w" #Opendiff (FileMerge) to resolve merge conflicts: git config --global merge.tool opendiff #Opendiff (FileMerge) as diff tool git config --global diff.tool opendiff
Alternatively you can configure the gitconfig file by adding the following:
[diff] tool = opendiff [merge] tool = opendiff [core] editor = mate -w
The difftool and mergetool is only available after version 1.6.3
Since git reuses the same temporary file for commit messages, I recommend using
[core] editor = mate -wl1
so TextMate puts the cursor onto the first line every time instead of remembering the cursor position from last time.
And if you create the following shell script…
#!/bin/sh # # ~/bin/git-opendiff.sh # /usr/bin/opendiff "$2" "$5" -merge "$1"
…and configure git to use it as external diff tool…
$ git config --global diff.external ~/bin/git-opendiff.sh
…you can use opendiff for diffs and merges.