GIT_EXTERNAL_DIFF not working properly


#1

Hi, following a couple of links i found online I have created:
GIT_EXTERNAL_DIFF “C:\progs\diff.bat”

Whose content is:
“C:\Program Files (x86)\Beyond Compare 3\BCompare.exe” %2 %5
exit 0

Problem is that every save I do issues a git diff? Kind of annoying. Has anyone did a work around for this?

Br


#2

I believe you need to override the envvar in your Komodo prefs and that will remove the issue.

Edit (Komodo on Mac) menu > Preferences > Environment and set that variable to blank in the prefs.

  • Carey

#3

:slight_smile:
But if I do that I can’t use beyond compare or any other external comparison tool :frowning:

Every save issue a git diff, why?


#4

There’s more details here: Use Komodo with external git diff tool

Komodo triggers a git diff for the SCC dialog pane at the bottom of Komodo on file save so it can show you what’s changed.

  • Carey

#5

Is there a way to disable the git diff, so that the SCC dialog pane doesnt show what changed?


#6

You would have to disable SCC all together. If you don’t want the diffs in Komodo then why can’t you override the envvar in your preferences in Komodo?


#7

I want to be able launch a external diff tool to compare previous(or other version) with current one, but I don’t want that tool to open every time I do a save, only when I ask to see the diferences.

In previous versions I remember using edit > preferences > Source Code Control -> diff options (under svn it worked if memory doesnt fail me) here (git) it’s just useless, don’t know if that is also the case with other source code control software…


#8

That’s not true. It just doesn’t work in your chosen workflow. The new SCC panel is extremely hand. I use it all the time while writing Komodo.

The reason why this didn’t occur in previous version is because the SCC panel didn’t exist. There is a diff window in that panel.

There is currently no workaround for this issue other than to disable the envvar. Given only two people have come across this in 3 years I can’t rationalize prioritizing trying to make Komodo fit the workflow either.

I’m sorry I can’t be any more help @reiso.

  • Carey

#9

And I’m sorry I have buying this since version 8… silly mistake I will not make again…