Git config and more
I made this gist to go deeper in my git customisation and keep track of them.
- Read this post for setting up a custom git prompt.
- Read this gist from @porteneuve explaining an evolved .gitconfig.
You will also find my
Setup a visual merge/diff tool
git diff won't be enough. Git lets you use any visual diff/merge tool (like opendiff shipped with sourcetree or p4merge, the one that I will use) with the
git difftool or
Install & config p4merge
$ brew update $ brew cask install caskroom/homebrew-cask/p4merge $ $ git config --global diff.tool p4mergetool $ git config --global difftool.p4mergetool.cmd "~/Applications/p4merge.app/Contents/Resources/launchp4merge \$LOCAL \$REMOTE" $ $ git config --global merge.tool p4mergetool $ git config --global mergetool.p4mergetool.cmd "~/Applications/p4merge.app/Contents/Resources/launchp4merge \$PWD/\$BASE \$PWD/\$REMOTE \$PWD/\$LOCAL \$PWD/\$MERGED" $ git config --global mergetool.p4mergetool.trustExitCode false $ git config --global mergetool.keepBackup false $ git config --global mergetool.p4mergetool.prompt false
If you don't want to install it from the command line, you can download it from here - (it won't be installed in
~/Applications but in
Force Git to clone with "https://" instead of "git://" urls
If you can't clone a repository with a "git://" url because of a proxy or firewall, here is a little git configuration that will force git to use "https://" even when you'll type "git://" URL.
git config --global url."https://".insteadOf git://
With this command, it will add the following lines in you .gitconfig :
[url "https://"] insteadOf = git://
It can be usefull when using tools like bower when you have no control over the protocol (https or ssh) you want to you use when cloning.
git config --global diff.mnemonicPrefix true: in diffs, instead of
b/, get prefixes like
w(for working directory) ...
git config --global diff.renames true: tells Git diff to detect renames