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Diff with colour highlighting

Terminal - Diff with colour highlighting
svn diff ARGUMENTS_FOR_DIFF | source-highlight --out-format=esc --src-lang=diff
2009-03-09 11:00:40
User: troelskn
Functions: diff
Diff with colour highlighting


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I would be interested in this, but I don't have 'source-highlight' installed. Its not in the repositories for my distribution. Where did you get it?

Comment by Highwayman 397 weeks and 5 days ago

I use the ccze application for this, in debian/ubuntu the package is named ccze, on redhat based systems I think its called colorize

Comment by elzapp 397 weeks and 5 days ago

Under ubuntu/debian the colordiff package provides a wrapper for diff which colorizes diff's output, see http://colordiff.sourceforge.net/ for more, it's available for Linux, Free BSD, Mac OS X, or build it from source :-).

You can use it like this:

svn diff filename | colordiff | less -R

I like to browse my diffs, so I pipe colordiff's output to less. The -R option is important to make less properly display the colors generated by colordiff. I wrote a bash function (in my .bashrc file) for myself so I don't have to type this junk repeatedly:

function svndiff () { svn diff $@ | colordiff | less -SR; }

(notice the missing space.)

So instead of typing a command with two pipes, I just type

svndiff filenames

and I get the benefits of colordiff.

Comment by bwoodacre 397 weeks and 4 days ago

All code checked in yesterday:

svn diff -r HEAD:{"`date -date --date=yesterday '+%F %T'`"} | colordiff | less -R

Comment by anoland 392 weeks and 3 days ago

Correction to above.... I have the revisons backwards. Use this instead:

svn diff -r {"`(date --date=yesterday '+%F %T')`"}:HEAD | colordiff | less -R

Comment by anoland 392 weeks and 2 days ago

Notice that you are able to configure the diff (and diff3 and merge) command used by svn in ~/.subversion/config. For example to use colordiff you could change the relevant lines to the following:

diff-cmd=colordiff diff-extensions=-u -w -p
Comment by unixmonkey42289 206 weeks and 2 days ago

Your point of view

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