On Monday, October 29, 2012 1:02:22 AM UTC+1, Joe Cabezas wrote:
> my project have files with very large lines (very common in latex
> projects), sometimes i have to modify a single word, and is very simple to
> see differences using
> git diff --word-diff
> but when I want to make a
> git add --patch
> show hunks like 'git diff' without --word-diff option... and is very
> difficult to see whats is the difference
> there is any way to see differences word by word in git add?
I doubt this is possible today. As far as I can judge from reading the
docs, git add -p uses the Interactive Mode of git add, which operates on
"hunks". Hunks *are* inherently line diffs, and can even be edited on the
fly during an interactive add, and I guess this is why they can't be
handled as mere diffs.
Of course, this should be possible to implement inside of Git, but I doubt
it's a feature in high demand.. Most users out there don't stage hunks, and
most people who do are already used to line-diffs.
You could of course suggest it as a feature to the Git development list. In
the mean time, I would suggest combining two console windows to achieve
what you want:
- in the first window, run git add -p, and
- in the second run git diff --word-diff to guide you through the
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