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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Usually it will contain some text through the automatic merge facilities, but often it will also contain conflicts. The merge output editor window below the diff input windows also has an info line at the top showing “Output: Kdidf3 margin of the merge result shows where the lines come from or m for manual changes.

If history sorting isn’t required then the history entry start line regular expression could tuttorial like this. Sounds like you’re doing a three-way mergeso A should be the base revision that B and C are based tutorila, B is theirs and C is yours I believe; B and C might be the opposite, though. At the same time, in your local copy, which is identical to version A of the remote repository, you make some changes on the same area of the same file.

A refers to the version your merge target is based on. For each conflict you may select the content of any of the three versions buttons A, B kdifd3 C to be included in the resulting file, or directly write the correct text in this file. If we check the status of the file with the status command, we can see the conflict.


After this operation, the status of the kdoff3 still appears with conflict. The file is modified and left for you to solve this merge. During each check-in the VCS writes a unique line specifying version- date- and time-information followed by lines with user comments.

Many version control systems support special keywords in the file. With only two input files every difference is also a conflict that tutroial be solved manually. They stay stashed until they are explicitly unstashed.

Merging And The Merge Output Editor Window

This new version will be called version B kviff3 the file. Because this is not so easy to get right immediately, you are able to test and improve the regular expressions and key-generation in a dedicated dialog by pressing the “Test your regular expressions”-button.

The file with a lower version number is the older. Usage example in hgbook. The normal merge will start by solving simple conflicts automatically.

If I did git rebasemy observation was that: Does that help in some cases? Subversion has tried to merge the changes that produced version B with your changes but it was not possible. Only when B and C have changed on the futorial lines, then the tool detects a conflict that must be solved manually. The summary column will show “m” for every line that was manually modified. A is your parent revision having B and C as child. Post as a guest Name. By default File A has a color of blue, File B kviff3 a color of green, and file C has a color of purple.

Setting up KDiff3 as merge tool

After this command, the file is ready to be sent to the remote repository with the commit command. If you Merge ldiff3 branch to trunk, ‘A’ will be the previous trunk version.


The editor shows in three windows the three files and in the bottom part the resulting file. First the year, followed by month, day, time, version info and name.

Red text indicates text that is unique to that file. Hence the sortkey order to specify is “4,3,2,5,1,6”. When for parallel development two or more developers check-in a branch of the file then the merge history will contain several entries that appear as conflicts during the merge of the branches.

If the empty line criterion isn’t sufficient, you can specify a regular expression to detect the history entry start. Stashed changes are not applied during the merge.

Conflict resolution with kdiff3

This must be matched by the “History start regular expression”-option. It is highlighted with the “Current range diff background color” and a black bar appears on the left side of the text.

Text is colored according to the file that is different. Tutorisl only-white-space-conflicts are separated from non-white-space-conflicts tutodial order to ease the merging of files were the indentation changed for many lines.

The following figure shows the tool editing this conflict. Click on left square of old file, and “A” appears in the square. KDiff3 last edited But if we want to sort by date and time, we need to construct a key with the elements in a different kdifc3 of appearance: This text won’t appear in the saved file or in any selections you want to copy and paste.

When at any line only either input B or input C have changed but not both then the changed source will automatically be selected.