Oct 252013

A cool bit of CLI trickery that James Humphrey shared with me. This allows you to use IDEA for diffing and merging via git’s mergetool and difftool commands.

First, add IDEA to your path (everything is in Mac-speak here):



Next, add these lines to your ~/.gitconfig file:

That’s it. Now you can use IDEA to diff and merge from git CLI like this:

  9 Responses to “Using IDEA for Git merging and diffing”

  1. Great, thanks for the tip. I think in the Bash config you may want to set PATH=$INTELLIJ_HOME $PATH

  2. Hi. Do you have an example of how to setup idea for merging and diffing on windows?

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