git-difftool: an easy way to highlight changes in git-managed text files

git ships a nice little tool to compare two different versions of the same textfile and highlight its differences: git difftool. It basically does two things for you. a) checkout the versions of the file to compare. b) fire up your diff program to show you/highlight the differences. This posts explains how git difftool can quickly be configured and how it's used.

Data backups: diff, rdiff-backup etc.

diff: differences between source and destination folder Imagine you already some 1:1 backup, e.g. your data partition copied to a backup disk. You did that without using rdiff-backup or similar, just a plain copy. If you now want to see differences between the source and destination directory the following diff command might come in handy. … Continue reading Data backups: diff, rdiff-backup etc.

latexdiff-git: highlight changes between revisions of latex files managed in git

latexdiff is a useful tool to determine changes between different versions of latex files and highlight them in a pdf (similar to MS word does with tracking changes). latexdiff-git is a wrapper around latexdiff optimized for git (and mercurial, but we'll only look into git here). With it you can specify a latex document file … Continue reading latexdiff-git: highlight changes between revisions of latex files managed in git