Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <ava...@gmail.com> writes: > On Sat, Apr 14 2018, Doron Behar wrote: > >> I've just came across the wonderful command line option for `git diff`: >> `--word-diff`. It could be great to have a configuration option that >> will enable this feature by default when running `git diff`. > > Do you know you can do: > > git config --global alias.wdiff "diff --word-diff"
Correct, but it is a "you could instead do it this way" that is not accompanied by a "you do not want to do what you said you want to because.." answer. Having the latter is often helpful to learn why the suggestion is actually not a mere "you could" but is a "you are better off doing it this way". Even though it is discouraged, people script using the Porcelain "git diff" command, and once users of such a configuration variable is used in Doron's fork of Git, those scripts will break for them. Using alias like you showed won't have such a problem.