git-annex-diffdriver

git-annex-diffdriver(1)     General Commands Manual    git-annex-diffdriver(1)



NAME
       git-annex-diffdriver - external git diff driver shim

SYNOPSIS
       git annex diffdriver -- cmd --opts --

DESCRIPTION
       This is an external git diff driver shim. Normally, when using git diff
       with an external git driver, the symlinks to annexed files are not set
       up right, so the external git driver cannot read them in order to
       perform smart diffing of their contents. This command works around the
       problem, by passing the fixed up files to the real external diff
       driver.

       To use, just configure git to use "git-annex diffdriver -- cmd params
       --" as the external diff command, where cmd is the real external diff
       command you want to use, and params are any extra parameters to pass to
       it. Note the trailing "--", which is required.

       For example, set GIT_EXTERNAL_DIFF=git-annex diffdriver -- j-c-diff --

SEE ALSO
       git-annex(1)

AUTHOR
       Joey Hess <id@joeyh.name>

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