Using WinMerge as difftool on cygwin/git
Last couple of weeks i have been using Git on cygwin and i got very satisfying results out of it. One thing that i wanted to tweak was the ability to use WinMerge to compare files. Here is how i do it:
Here is my ~/.gitconfig:
[user] name = Tim Van Wassenhove email = firstname.lastname@example.org [diff] external = "~/bin/git-diff-wrapper.sh"
Here is my ~/bin/git-diff-wrapper.sh (it uses cygpath to translate the paths):
#!/bin/sh "/cygdrive/c/Program Files/WinMerge/WinMergeU.EXE" /e /ub /dl other /dr local "\`cygpath -aw $1\`" "\`cygpath -aw $2\`" "\`cygpath -aw $5\`"
And now we are good to go 😉