git-mergetool--lib man page

git-mergetool--lib — Common Git merge tool shell scriptlets

Synopsis

TOOL_MODE=(diff|merge) . "$(git --exec-path)/git-mergetool--lib"

Description

This is not a command the end user would want to run. Ever. This documentation is meant for people who are studying the Porcelain-ish scripts and/or are writing new ones.

The git-mergetool--lib scriptlet is designed to be sourced (using .) by other shell scripts to set up functions for working with Git merge tools.

Before sourcing git-mergetool--lib, your script must set TOOL_MODE to define the operation mode for the functions listed below. diff and merge are valid values.

Functions

get_merge_tool

returns a merge tool.

get_merge_tool_cmd

returns the custom command for a merge tool.

get_merge_tool_path

returns the custom path for a merge tool.

run_merge_tool

launches a merge tool given the tool name and a true/false flag to indicate whether a merge base is present. $MERGED, $LOCAL, $REMOTE, and $BASE must be defined for use by the merge tool.

Git

Part of the git(1) suite

Info

10/31/2016 Git 2.10.2 Git Manual