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use vim to get colorful diff output

Terminal - use vim to get colorful diff output
svn diff | view -
2009-08-12 16:41:31
User: freestyler
Functions: diff
use vim to get colorful diff output

:q to quit


There are 2 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
svn diff <file> | vim -R -
2009-06-13 22:00:49
User: caiosba
Functions: diff vim
Tags: svn vim diff color

Simple way to achieve a colored SVN diff

vimdiff file1 file2

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What others think

Install colordiff.

Edit ~/.subversion/config, uncomment diff-cmd, set it to colordiff.

svn diff
Comment by rainux 376 weeks and 2 days ago

or if you have colordiff installed you can do

svn diff | colordiff
Comment by Weboide 376 weeks and 2 days ago

See also idiff (I wrote it before I noticed colordiff but I think it's more elegant in any case): http://www.pixelbeat.org/scripts/idiff

Comment by pixelbeat 376 weeks and 1 day ago

I should also mention http://www.pixelbeat.org/scripts/svndiff

Comment by pixelbeat 376 weeks and 1 day ago

There's also ydiff that is an ncurses-based (thus, text) color diff: http://www.geocities.com/dborca/linux/ydiff.html - However as far as I know geocities will be deactivated, shouldn't we keep a backup for such an interesting piece of software? Couldn't find any ubuntu/debian packages of it either.

Comment by Patola 376 weeks and 1 day ago

I do svn diff often enough that I added this function in my ~/.bashrc file. When I want a colorized diff, I type "svndiff ..." without the space between "svn" and "diff"

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

it's nice when I just want to be in the terminal or am ssh'ing in.

Comment by bwoodacre 376 weeks and 1 day ago

To do it in git:

git config --global color.gui true
Comment by igorgue 373 weeks ago

I would use:

vi <(svn diff)

See, for example, my suggestion http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/1631/compare-a-file-with-the-output-of-a-command-or-compare-the-output-of-two-commands">here.

Comment by HorsePunchKid 372 weeks and 5 days ago

"view" and "vim -R" are exactly the same.

Comment by unixmonkey42285 207 weeks and 1 day ago

Your point of view

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