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2 files changed, 17 insertions, 25 deletions
diff --git a/contrib/difftool/git-difftool b/contrib/difftool/git-difftool
index 207dd50..8c160e5 100755
--- a/contrib/difftool/git-difftool
+++ b/contrib/difftool/git-difftool
@@ -18,7 +18,7 @@ my $DIR = abs_path(dirname($0));
sub usage
print << 'USAGE';
-usage: git difftool [--tool=<tool>] [--no-prompt] ["git diff" options]
+usage: git difftool [--tool=<tool>] [-y|--no-prompt] ["git diff" options]
exit 1;
@@ -60,11 +60,11 @@ sub generate_command
$ENV{GIT_DIFF_TOOL} = substr($arg, 7);
- if ($arg eq '--no-prompt') {
+ if ($arg eq '-y' || $arg eq '--no-prompt') {
- if ($arg eq '-h' or $arg eq '--help') {
+ if ($arg eq '-h' || $arg eq '--help') {
push @command, $arg;
diff --git a/contrib/difftool/git-difftool.txt b/contrib/difftool/git-difftool.txt
index 2b7bc03..a00e943 100644
--- a/contrib/difftool/git-difftool.txt
+++ b/contrib/difftool/git-difftool.txt
@@ -3,35 +3,32 @@ git-difftool(1)
-git-difftool - compare changes using common merge tools
+git-difftool - Show changes using common diff tools
-'git difftool' [--tool=<tool>] [--no-prompt] ['git diff' options]
+'git difftool' [--tool=<tool>] [-y|--no-prompt] [<'git diff' options>]
'git-difftool' is a git command that allows you to compare and edit files
-between revisions using common merge tools. At its most basic level,
-'git-difftool' does what 'git-mergetool' does but its use is for non-merge
-situations such as when preparing commits or comparing changes against
-the index.
-'git difftool' is a frontend to 'git diff' and accepts the same
-arguments and options.
-See linkgit:git-diff[1] for the full list of supported options.
+between revisions using common diff tools. 'git difftool' is a frontend
+to 'git-diff' and accepts the same options and arguments.
+ Do not prompt before launching a diff tool.
-t <tool>::
- Use the merge resolution program specified by <tool>.
+ Use the diff tool specified by <tool>.
Valid merge tools are:
kdiff3, kompare, tkdiff, meld, xxdiff, emerge,
vimdiff, gvimdiff, ecmerge, and opendiff
-If a merge resolution program is not specified, 'git-difftool'
+If a diff tool is not specified, 'git-difftool'
will use the configuration variable `diff.tool`. If the
configuration variable `diff.tool` is not set, 'git-difftool'
will pick a suitable default.
@@ -42,7 +39,7 @@ can configure the absolute path to kdiff3 by setting
`difftool.kdiff3.path`. Otherwise, 'git-difftool' assumes the
tool is available in PATH.
-Instead of running one of the known merge tool programs,
+Instead of running one of the known diff tools,
'git-difftool' can be customized to run an alternative program
by specifying the command line to invoke in a configuration
variable `difftool.<tool>.cmd`.
@@ -56,8 +53,7 @@ is set to the name of the temporary file containing the contents
of the diff post-image. `$BASE` is provided for compatibility
with custom merge tool commands and has the same value as `$LOCAL`.
- Do not prompt before launching a diff tool.
+See linkgit:git-diff[1] for the full list of supported options.
@@ -65,21 +61,17 @@ CONFIG VARIABLES
difftool equivalents have not been defined.
- The default merge tool to use.
+ The default diff tool to use.
Override the path for the given tool. This is useful in case
your tool is not in the PATH.
- Specify the command to invoke the specified merge tool.
+ Specify the command to invoke the specified diff tool.
See the `--tool=<tool>` option above for more details.
- The original, unedited file content can be saved to a file with
- a `.orig` extension. Defaults to `true` (i.e. keep the backup files).