On 2012-11-26 21:54, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> Peter Oberndorfer <kumbay...@arcor.de> 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.

this seems to work when adding the --textconv option.
I will try to see if I can modify git gui to use this command
when clicking a unstaged file.

Greetings Peter
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