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What is meld tool?

What is meld tool?

Meld is the visual diff and merge tool of GNOME, targeted at developers. It allows users to compare two or three files or directories visually, color-coding the different lines. Meld can be used for comparing files, directories, and version controlled repositories.

What is the best git merge tool?

The Best 1 of 13 Options Why?

Best visual merge tools for Git Price Platforms
92 Meld Free Linux; Windows; Mac (unofficial)
87 P4Merge Free Windows; Mac; Linux
— KDiff3
— Beyond Compare Paid Windows; Mac; Linux

How do you install Meld?

Installing Meld on Ubuntu/Linux Mint

  1. sudo apt-get install meld.
  2. sudo apt-get install intltool itstool gir1.2-gtksource-3.0 libxml2-utils.
  3. git clone
  4. cd meld.
  5. sudo python install.

What is Meld command?

“Meld is a visual diff and merge tool targeted at developers. Meld helps you compare files, directories, and version controlled projects. It provides two- and three-way comparison of both files and directories, and has support for many popular version control systems.

What is git Difftool?

git difftool is a Git command that allows you to compare and edit files between revisions using common diff tools. git difftool is a frontend to git diff and accepts the same options and arguments.

How to fix merge conflicts in Git with meld?

First up, install meld. The Meld homepage has instructions for other platforms, but on Debian/Ubuntu, it’s just: Now tell git to use it as a tool: Once you have a merge conflict, you can then fire up Meld like this: For each file, you will get a 3-way diff. Click the arrows on the sides to move the code you want into the middle:

How to use mergetool and DiffTool in Git?

git mergetool allows you to use a GUI merge program (i.e. Meld) to resolve the merge conflicts that have occurred during a merge. Like difftool you can set the GUI program on the command line using -t / –tool= but, as before, it makes more sense to configure it in your .gitconfig file.

Which is the best visual merge tool for Git?

Meld is a popular free, open-source, and cross-platform (UNIX/Linux, OSX, Windows) choice as shown in the StackOverflow question, What’s the best visual merge tool for Git?, in which the answer proposing Meld has more than 3 times the votes as any other tool. The following 2 questions will be answered in my answer below:

How to use merge resolution program in Git?

–tool= . Use the merge resolution program specified by . Valid values include emerge, gvimdiff, kdiff3, meld, vimdiff, and tortoisemerge. Run git mergetool –tool-help for the list of valid settings. If a merge resolution program is not specified, git mergetool will use the configuration variable merge.tool.

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