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 diff driver, the symlinks to annexed files are not set
       up right, so the external diff 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 this, you will need to have installed some git external diff
       driver command. This is not the regular diff command; it takes a
       git-specific input. See git's documentation of GIT_EXTERNAL_DIFF and
       gitattributes(5)'s documentation of external diff drivers.

       Configure git to use "git-annex diffdriver -- cmd params --" as the
       external diff driver, where cmd is the external diff driver you want it
       to run, 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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