use vim to get colorful diff output

svn diff | view -
:q to quit

2009-08-12 16:41:31

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Install colordiff. Edit ~/.subversion/config, uncomment diff-cmd, set it to colordiff. svn diff
rainux · 671 weeks and 6 days ago
or if you have colordiff installed you can do svn diff | colordiff
Weboide · 671 weeks and 6 days ago
See also idiff (I wrote it before I noticed colordiff but I think it's more elegant in any case):
pixelbeat · 671 weeks and 6 days ago
I should also mention
pixelbeat · 671 weeks and 6 days ago
There's also ydiff that is an ncurses-based (thus, text) color diff: - 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.
Patola · 671 weeks and 6 days 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.
bwoodacre · 671 weeks and 6 days ago
To do it in git: git config --global color.gui true
igorgue · 668 weeks and 4 days ago
"view" and "vim -R" are exactly the same.
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