Sounds like you’re doing a three-way merge, so A should be the base revision that B and C are based on, B is theirs and C is yours (I believe; B and C might be . 2-min tutorial to do it the quick-and-dirty-way; Concepts for resolving Git conflicts refer to vimdiff if you still use the keyboard commands for GVim. kdiff3 · meld. git documentation: Setting up KDiff3 as merge tool. Not affiliated with Stack Overflow. Rip Tutorial: [email protected] · Roadmap · Tweet · Download eBook.

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C is the Version you wanna merge on top of B. The tuotrial bar below the menubar contains three input selector buttons containing the letters “A”, “B” and “C”.

You could diff your file with the other developer’s, resolve conflicts, and then diff it with the original, but a three-way diff performs the same function in fewer steps. September – January If you require a sorted history.

Assume a history that looks like this: Would you like to make a comment or contribute an update to this page? This shows only your changes as compared to A.

The margin of the merge result shows where the lines come from or m for manual changes. Please add your opinion. B is what you currently have in your local trunk folder, including local changes.


Usually it will contain some text through the automatic merge facilities, but often it will also contain conflicts. This is just a placeholder for the group for when you might change your mind and select some source again.

Setting up KDiff3 as merge tool

The option –auto will try to auto-merge silently, similar to what Mercurial premerge does. For actions that kdoff3 your previous modifications KDiff3 will ask for your confirmation before proceeding.

But only-white-space-conflicts are separated from non-white-space-conflicts in order to ease the merging of files were the indentation changed for many lines. KDiff3 can be used with kdiff3.

This auto merge can either be run immediately after a merge starts activate the option “Run regular expression auto merge on merge start” or later via the merge menu “Run Regular Expression Auto Merge”.

Furthermore, in the directory, three new files have appeared: Text that is colored blue, green or purple or whatever you’ve set file colors to is the same in every file except the file whose color the text belongs to.

With three input files the first file is treated as base, while the second and third input files contain modifications. Sean Van Gorder 2, 17 Just set an empty “History entry start regular expression”.

Merging And The Merge Output Editor Window

Aleks Tkachenko 2 3. The program kdiff3 is an editor prepared to merge the content of these three versions in a final one. After obtaining version C local copy with changes and send the changes to the repository with the commit we are informed that the file needs to be updated. These lines form one history-entry. Nikhil Vartak 3, 2 16 Sign up using Facebook. That way you can resolve conflicts by using the changes in B or C or by reverting to the original A.


When executing the update command the conflict appears and we are given several options. Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. If you want to decide every single delta yourself, you can “Set deltas to conflicts”.

Conflict resolution with kdiff3. When you run kdiff3 directly, the following may help when comparing two source trees: If we check the status of the file with the status command, we can see the conflict.

If I did git rebasemy observation was that: Many version control systems support special keywords in the file. If the empty line criterion isn’t sufficient, you can specify a regular expression to detect the history entry start.