14 May 2009

Git Diff in a text editor

If you want to have a look through your git diffs in a more useful editor than the default, you can just pipe it in on the command line:

git diff branch1 branch2 file | mate

Or, you can set your GIT_PAGER environment variable to your editor of choice.

export GIT_PAGER=mate

Thanks to the good people at Stack Overflow.