Wednesday, October 20, 2010

LaTeX and git


Some of you may remember our discussion at dinner about using git/SVN with LaTeX documents. One of the problems that was mentioned was line-based diff - whenever the formatting of the paragraph changes all of the lines are marked as modified, even if the content did not change.

* git diff --color-words

I found very nice solution to the problem: in git diff you can use the option --color-words which performs word-based diff and highlights the changes in colors.

* gitattributes

You can also put the following line into your .gitattributes file:

*.tex diff=tex

which treats some tags (likes \section{}) as separate words even if there is no whitespace in between.

I am almost converted to git - thanks for opening my eyes ;)



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