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Git Diff and Merge Tool - IntelliJ
# Linux
# add the following to "~/.gitconfig" file
[merge]
tool = intellij
[mergetool "intellij"]
cmd = /usr/local/bin/idea merge $(cd $(dirname "$LOCAL") && pwd)/$(basename "$LOCAL") $(cd $(dirname "$REMOTE") && pwd)/$(basename "$REMOTE") $(cd $(dirname "$BASE") && pwd)/$(basename "$BASE") $(cd $(dirname "$MERGED") && pwd)/$(basename "$MERGED")
trustExitCode = true
[diff]
tool = intellij
[difftool "intellij"]
cmd = /usr/local/bin/idea diff $(cd $(dirname "$LOCAL") && pwd)/$(basename "$LOCAL") $(cd $(dirname "$REMOTE") && pwd)/$(basename "$REMOTE")
# Mac
# add the following to "~/.gitconfig" file
[merge]
tool = intellij
[mergetool "intellij"]
cmd = /Applications/IntelliJ\ IDEA.app/Contents/MacOS/idea merge $(cd $(dirname "$LOCAL") && pwd)/$(basename "$LOCAL") $(cd $(dirname "$REMOTE") && pwd)/$(basename "$REMOTE") $(cd $(dirname "$BASE") && pwd)/$(basename "$BASE") $(cd $(dirname "$MERGED") && pwd)/$(basename "$MERGED")
trustExitCode = true
[diff]
tool = intellij
[difftool "intellij"]
cmd = /Applications/IntelliJ\ IDEA.app/Contents/MacOS/idea diff $(cd $(dirname "$LOCAL") && pwd)/$(basename "$LOCAL") $(cd $(dirname "$REMOTE") && pwd)/$(basename "$REMOTE")
# Windows
# add the following to "C:\Users\<username>\.gitconfig" file
[merge]
tool = intellij
[mergetool "intellij"]
cmd = cmd.exe //c "\"C:/Program Files (x86)/IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition 12.0/bin/idea.bat\" merge \"$LOCAL\" \"$REMOTE\" \"$BASE\" \"$MERGED\""
trustExitCode = true
[diff]
tool = intellij
[difftool "intellij"]
cmd = cmd.exe //c "\"C:/Program Files (x86)/IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition 12.0/bin/idea.bat\" diff \"$LOCAL\" \"$REMOTE\""
# In windows 10, if you face some warning like “Could not open/create prefs root node …”
# Ref: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/16428098/groovy-shell-warning-could-not-open-create-prefs-root-node

Invoking IntelliJ IDEA from the command line

On OS X or UNIX:
  • Make sure IntelliJ IDEA is running.
  • On the main menu, choose Tools > Create Command-line Launcher. The dialog box Create Launcher Script opens, with the suggested path and name of the launcher script. You can accept default, or specify your own path.
  • Make notice of it, as you'll need it later. Outside of IntelliJ IDEA, add the path and name of the launcher script to your path.
On Windows:
  • Specify the location of the IntelliJ IDEA executable in the Path system environment variable. In this case, you will be able to invoke the IntelliJ IDEA executable and other IntelliJ IDEA commands from any directory.

For more information, visit https://www.jetbrains.com/help/idea/2016.2/running-intellij-idea-as-a-diff-or-merge-command-line-tool.html

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