Support external editor as the index editor

Stefan 3 years ago updated by Andrew Pashkin 2 years ago 4

I would like to use my external 3-way merge tool (e.g. Beyond Compare) instead of built in index editor, when invoking the index editor.

(i.e. I will not create a merge output file, but edit the 3 files side by side).

Will be harder than usual because of the index saving which is special in the Index Editor.


Ok bummer, thanks for the feedback :) (I imagined something like generating 3 temporary files while waiting for the external process to complete and then read and save the temp files for index/work area upon exit code 0).

SmartGit could generate unified-diff type of file to be edited with an external editor.