David Aguilar <dav...@gmail.com> writes: > This makes me wonder whether the modifiable mode should be made > more explicit, either in the documentation or via a flag. > > Imagine if --dir-diff also honored --edit and --no-edit flags. > > Right now --edit is the default. If we had foreseen these various > edge cases and unintended copy-backs then we may have initially > chosen --no-edit as the default, but that's not really my point. > > What I'm thinking is that it might be good for the tool to > learn --edit/--no-edit so that the symlink/copy-back heuristic > can be documented alongside that option. Users can then know > what to expect when using this mode. --no-edit would also be > faster since it can avoid all these extra steps. > > It could also learn "difftool.dirDiffEditable" to control the > default, which would eliminate the pain in needing to supply > the flag on every invocation. > > What do you think about officially supporting a read-only mode?
Yeah, actually that was what I've been assuming the default (not suggesting to change the default behaviour here). -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html