Diff with colour highlighting

svn diff ARGUMENTS_FOR_DIFF | source-highlight --out-format=esc --src-lang=diff

By: troelskn
2009-03-09 11:00:40

What Others Think

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?
Highwayman · 586 weeks 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
elzapp · 586 weeks 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 [email protected] | 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.
bwoodacre · 585 weeks and 6 days ago
All code checked in yesterday: svn diff -r HEAD:{"`date -date --date=yesterday '+%F %T'`"} | colordiff | less -R
anoland · 580 weeks and 5 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
anoland · 580 weeks and 4 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
unixmonkey42289 · 394 weeks and 4 days ago

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