Why does git difftool use git diff instead?
git diff does exactly what I want it to, however when I run
git difftool script.js, git tries to launch vimdiff instead of meld:
Viewing (1/1): 'script.js' Launch 'vimdiff' [Y/n]:
If I specify the tool with
git difftool -t meld script.js it tries to launch meld as it should:
Viewing (1/1): 'script.js' Launch 'meld' [Y/n]:
How do I get
git difftool <filename> to launch meld while
git diff <filename> still uses vimdiff?
My .gitconfig contains the following:
[diff] tool = vimdiff [difftool] tool = meld [difftool "meld"] path = C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Meld\\Meld.exe
One Solution collect form web for “Why does git difftool use git diff instead?”
git config --global diff.tool meld
This will set the default difftool to meld. I.e. when you invoke
git difftool without the
--tool parameter, git will run meld.
You can also remove that part of your config, git won’t read
difftool.tool as it’s not one of git’s known config options:
[difftool] tool = meld