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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2016

    Default quick compare binary equal hangs git difftool

    Hi! Love the tool, used on PC, Linux, and now moving to mac. I have bc4.1.6 eval and git 2.9.2 on Mac OS X 10.11.5. When I run "git difftool origin/master," the first file difference shows up like normal. I close bc, waiting for the next diff. That file happens to open a quick compare window that says the file are binary same. I click close there (or command-W), and the shell running git difftool is just hung. I have to ctrl-Z, kill /usr/local/bin/bcomp and/or git difftool processes. But beyond compare is not listed in the force quit window.

    If I choose "Open view" on the quick compare window, then close the beyond compare window, diffs keep coming like you'd expect. I would just like to avoid opening the "no diff" view and just skip to the next file, but this seems to leave bcomp not quite closed, but not quite open.

    Any ideas? .git config has:

    tool = bcomp
    prompt = false
    [difftool "bcomp"]
    trustExitCode = true
    cmd = "/usr/local/bin/bcomp" \"$LOCAL\" \"$REMOTE\"
    tool = bcomp
    prompt = false
    [mergetool "bcomp"]
    trustExitCode = true
    cmd = "/usr/local/bin/bcomp" \"$LOCAL\" \"$REMOTE\" \"$BASE\" \"$MERGED\"
    Last edited by jspencer; 08-Aug-2016 at 11:41 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Madison, WI



    If you alter your config to use "bc3" as the keyword, does this help with your software combination?

    Newer versions of Git (even on OSX) use "bc3" as the keyword, even for BC4. Please see this KB article for Git instructions (separated into two sections for Newer Git versions and Older Git versions):

    You then only define "bc3" and do not manually define the paths. Also, it is recommended to fully restart Git (or reboot the machine) to be certain that .gitconfig changes are applied, and older cached settings are not used. To test, it may be useful to fully remove the bcomp definition from .gitconfig entirely, retest (which should fail since it is now missing), then re-add.
    Aaron P Scooter Software

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