How to use `git diff --color-words` outside a Git repository?
How to get output like in git diff --color-words, but outside Git?
Closest thing is wdiff -t, but it underlines/inverts things instead of using green/red colours and does not allow specifying my whitespace regex.
git diff --color-words --no-index
According to a comment from Jefromi you can just use
git diff --color-words file1 file2
outside of git repositories too.
Git version 1.9.1:
git diff --word-diff=color fileA fileB
you can say git diff --color=always --color-words, which will give you the color escape codes in the output. you are going to have some shell to interpret the color codes though …
If I'm inside a git repository (git v2.3.3) :
- git diff --color-words doesn't work (no output)
- git diff --no-index doesn't accept --color-words nor --color arguments
Using wdiff is possible, configured to use colors, rather than underlined :
wdiff -n \ -w $'\033[30;31m' -x $'\033[0m' \ -y $'\033[30;32m' -z $'\033[0m' \ … | less -R
Source : https://www.gnu.org/software/wdiff/manual/html_node/wdiff-Examples.html (modified to use foreground colors rather than background colors)
Hope it helps.