On Mon, Feb 17, 2014 at 03:14:01PM -0700, Paul Lotz wrote:
> From the Git Bash command line, I enter
> $ git difftool
> and type y when the file I want to difference appears. Git correctly
> calls the external diff tool (LVCompare.exe), but the path for the remote
> file Git passes to that tool is malformed (e.g.,
> Obviously the \/ (backslash forwardslash) combination is incorrect.
If this is the case then difftool is not the only one with this problem.
We use the GIT_EXTERNAL_DIFF mechanism to run difftool under "git diff",
so it may be that the paths are mangled by "git diff" itself.
I don't really know enough about msysgit to know for sure, though.
What do you see if you create a dummy tool which just does "echo"?
cmd = echo \"$LOCAL\" \"$REMOTE\"
$ git difftool -t test
> For the record, I have successfully made calls to LVCompare.exe manually
> from a Windows command prompt directly (without Git).
> The relevant portion of the .gitconfig file is:
> tool = "LVCompare"
> [difftool "LVCompare"]
> cmd = 'C:/Program Files (x86)/National Instruments/Shared/LabVIEW
> Compare/LVCompare.exe' \"$LOCAL\" \"$REMOTE\"
> For the record, the operating system is Windows 8.1.
Do any msysgit folks know whether GIT_EXTERNAL_DIFF is a known issue?
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