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  • LeonHardd80
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    Hi,
    after a lot of time, I found how to use Beyond compare inside Eclipse, in order to compare current file with GIT repository!

    1) install the plugin "External Compare - Eclipse Plugin". You can download it from

    https://sourceforge.net/projects/externalcompare


    2) copy the 'org.dw.externalcompare_1.5.1006.jar' file into eclipse plugin folder: /opt/eclipse/plugins

    3) under 'Windows/preferences' will now appear: “External Compare Plugin” option

    4) insert /usr/bin/bcompare in'Compare editor' field.

    5) now, default comparator will also open Beyond Compare.

    6) be aware that it will operate with TEMPORARY files (in /tmp/). After Beyond Compare has been closed, they will be DELETED from disk! Copy them first!

    I hope this helps!! Leonardo
    Last edited by LeonHardd80; 10-May-2019, 11:21 AM.

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  • Aaron
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    Sorry, those instructions aren't for Eclipse. I mentioned that section in case it helps call a Git Diff from the command line, outside of Eclipse. If Eclipse can hook into this with more recent versions, it might help, but I am not aware that it has this capability. The only method I know of to use a diff tool within Eclipse is BeyondCVS, which is a plug-in created by Chris and Nick of the open source community, and isn't managed by Scooter Software.

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  • LeonHardd80
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    Hi,
    thanks for your quick reply!
    I have just updated my previous post, in order to include the page you have linked.
    I have executed the instructions

    Diff
    Confirm that "bcompare" can be launched from Terminal. Then in a console window enter:
    $ git config --global diff.tool bc3
    $ git config --global difftool.bc3 trustExitCode true
    To launch a diff using Beyond Compare, use the command "git difftool file.ext".

    but, unfortunately, it is not clear for me what I have to do after these instructions.
    what is changed inside eclipse after I ran these instructions in a shell. what is the next step?
    thank you for your patience, Leonardo

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  • Aaron
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    Hello,

    The only method we are aware of to incorporate with Git is to use the BeyondCVS plug-in. Otherwise, does Eclipse offer any other means to define an external diff tool? If so, we can incorporate and use those, as we do with these:
    http://www.scootersoftware.com/support.php?zz=kb_vcs

    We also have instructions on that page to define BC4 as Git's diff/merge tool in Linux, but this does not include Eclipse integration.

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  • How to use Beyond Compare 4 in eclipse with GIT on Linux platform 64bit

    Hi to all,
    I need help. I don’t know how to configure eclipse to use Beyond compare 4 on linux platform (64bit).
    I use GIT (version 1.9.1) as versioning system.

    There is a plugin, called “Beyond CVS Eclipse Plug-Inhttp://beyondcvs.sourceforge.net/, but it does not work with GIT.

    I also followed the instructions of this page http://www.scootersoftware.com/vbull...hlight=eclipse
    But it works only with local files.

    moreover, it is not clear for me the instructions of the page http://www.scootersoftware.com/suppo...b_vcs#gitlinux

    Is there a way to use beyond compare inside eclipse having GIT?
    Thanks in advance. Leonardo
    Last edited by LeonHardd80; 09-Mar-2015, 10:47 AM.
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