PDF | On, Michael Kifer and others published Ediff User’s Manual. Consult the Ediff doc, starting with the Ediff manual (C-h i, scroll down and choose Ediff) or the doc strings, to learn about Ediff. The web page. Ediff User’s Manual. 1. Introduction, About Ediff. 2. Major Entry Points, How to use Ediff. 3. Session Commands, Ediff commands used within a session.

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Ediff User’s Manual

If you are comparing a current file with a historical revision, the buffer representing the older version is read-only because you can’t change the past. The naming is misleading, pay attention A is the Current buffer, as in what exists in the current branch that you’re on. Session Commands Ediff commands used within a session. This is different from almost any other situation in Emacs, in that you’re looking at and manipulating content in one frame while a second frame has focus.

Notice the edoff red block top left application. Not the current file in the directory. To scroll up or down by pages rather than by differences you can use v to move forward and V to move backward. Refinement of Difference RegionsPrevious: Highlighting Difference RegionsUp: Selective BrowsingPrevious: Manually Edit Let’s get gritty, edit buffer B by hand. Turn on auto-refinement Diffs compare zones.


I present to you, Ediff for the brainically challenged:.

It represents the actual, current see what i mean You can also suspend the session temporarily by typing z for suspend. Ediff will also sometimes give you 3 if there was a merge conflict the current branch, the merging branch and the final resulting file.

If you’re looking at a large file, none of the differences might be visible initially. If you’ve reconfigured the buffers you’re looking at perhaps you wanted to look up some help text, or engage in a side task, which Emacs certainly encourages you can restore the window configuration for Ediff by clicking on the control window and typing C-l recenter.

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I’ve already changed it, see: If Ediff is so powerful, why isn’t it the default mode used by the vc-diff command? Emacs Stack Exchange works best with JavaScript enabled.

Finish off your edit: Session Groups Comparing and merging directories.

They tried to teach me lots of things at Uni. Simply press w write followed by the buffer’s letter label to save that buffer without leaving the control window. Let’s get gritty, edit buffer B by hand. I can’t think of it’s name. Refinement of Difference RegionsUp: Merging and diff3Up: In working with any version control system, you sometimes want to compare different revisions of a file.

Selective BrowsingUp: Several commands help with this, and they generally require you to choose which buffer you want to work from. We’ve already described vc-diffVC’s built-in facility for helping with these tasks.


You’ll see that buffer B is now active and my cursor is in the highlighted, refined region. Session GroupsUp: Press n in the ediff window.

If you’ve made substantial changes by editing the buffer directly, you may find that the difference region highlights have drifted out of synch msnual the actual location of differences.

Other Session CommandsUp: By now it should come as no surprise that you can change many details about the way that Ediff works so it better fits your way of thinking and working.

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How to get back to ediff mode from edit mode Ask Question. In its default configuration, the control manuao is designed to be small enough not to get in the way on smaller displays. If you’ve been cruising along in Ediff and suddenly find your commands aren’t working, you’ve probably accidentally clicked on the differences window and are typing in one of the buffers directly, or perhaps you used an Ediff command that switched the window focus wdiff you unexpectedly.