On Tue, Nov 05, 2013 at 08:03:28AM +0800, chunguang qu wrote:
> $ cat a
> 111
> fdsf
> 333
> $ cat b
> 111
> 222
> 333
> $ git diff a b                             # OK
> diff --git a/a b/b
> index 768560b..641d574 100644
> --- a/a
> +++ b/b
> @@ -1,3 +1,3 @@
>  111
> -fdsf
> +222
>  333
> $ git diff <(cat a) <(cat b)          # ERROR: no result print out
> diff --git a/dev/fd/63 b/dev/fd/62
> index 311e262..554e9f4 120000
> --- a/dev/fd/63
> +++ b/dev/fd/62
> @@ -1 +1 @@
> -pipe:[729963]
> \ No newline at end of file
> +pipe:[729965]
> \ No newline at end of file

This is because git diff compares symlinks instead of dereferencing
them, as diff does.  On Linux, /dev/fd is a symlink to /proc/self/fd,
and the items in that directory are all symlinks.

git diff is not generally intended to diff arbitrary files from
arbitrary locations.  For that, you want plain old diff, which works as
you expect.

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