Peter Oberndorfer <> writes:

> Does anybody have a idea which git command would output the diff
> of a untracked file against /dev/null?

The "--no-index" option is meant as a bolt-on to let you use various
features of "git diff" that is missing from other people's "diff" in
a context where git does not know anything about that file.  It
should be usable even outside a git repository.

    $ git diff --no-index /dev/null new-file.txt

I do not know offhand (and didn't bother to check) if textconv
applies, though.  It does need access to a git repository as it
reads from the $GIT_DIR/config to learn what to do.
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