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authorJohannes Schindelin <>2007-12-17 12:21:22 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2007-12-18 04:49:18 (GMT)
commit77680caadb939cf47fd08447b81faadc7c3bd436 (patch)
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Document diff.external and mergetool.<tool>.path
There was no documentation for the config variables diff.external and mergetool.<tool>.path. Noticed by Sebastian Schuberth. Signed-off-by: Johannes Schindelin <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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@@ -448,6 +448,13 @@ diff.autorefreshindex::
affects only `git diff` Porcelain, and not lower level
`diff` commands, such as `git diff-files`.
+ If this config variable is set, diff generation is not
+ performed using the internal diff machinery, but using the
+ given command. Note: if you want to use an external diff
+ program only on a subset of your files, you might want to
+ use gitlink:gitattributes[5] instead.
The number of files to consider when performing the copy/rename
detection; equivalent to the git diff option '-l'.
@@ -671,6 +678,10 @@ merge.<driver>.recursive::
performing an internal merge between common ancestors.
See gitlink:gitattributes[5] for details.
+ Override the path for the given tool. This is useful in case
+ your tool is not in the PATH.
The size of the window used by gitlink:git-pack-objects[1] when no
window size is given on the command line. Defaults to 10.