The Patch Review plugin allows easy single or multipatch code or diff reviews.
It opens each affected (modified/added/deleted) file in the patch or in a version controlled workspace diff in a diff view in a separate tab.
VIM provides the
:diffpatch command to do single file reviews but can not
handle patch files containing multiple patches as is common with software
development projects. This plugin provides that missing functionality.
It also does not pollute the workspace like
:diffpatch does by writing
files in the workspace.
It does automatic diff generation for various version control systems by running their respective diff commands.
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Vim 7.0 or higher built with
A gnu compatible patch command installed. This is the standard patch command on any Linux, Mac OS X, *BSD, Cygwin or
/usr/bin/gpatchon newer Solaris/OpenSolairs.
For Windows, UnxUtils ( http://unxutils.sourceforge.net/ ) provides a compatible patch implementation. However, you might need to set:
let g:patchreview_patch_needs_crlf = 1
in your .vimrc file.
Use your favorite vim package manager to install from the github repository for the project. Examples:
" With vim-plug Plug 'junkblocker/patchreview-vim' " With NeoBundle NeoBundle 'junkblocker/patchreview-vim' " With dein.vim call dein#add('junkblocker/patchreview-vim') " With Vundle Bundle 'junkblocker/patchreview-vim'
% cd ~/.vim/bundle % git clone https://github.com/junkblocker/patchreview-vim
Extract the zip from http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=1563 in your
$VIM/vimfilesdirectory and restart vim. The directory location relevant to your platform can be seen by running:
Alternatively, if installing from extracted form, copy the directories by hand:
% cp -r autoload doc plugin $HOME/.vim/
Generate help tags to use help
or, for example on Windows if you installed under
Reviewing current changes in your workspace:
Reviewing staged git changes:
:DiffReview git staged --no-color -U5
Reviewing a patch:
Reviewing a previously applied patch (AKA reverse patch review):
for usage details.
The plugin can not handle diffs/patches which change the line ending types between DOS, UNIX and Mac etc. This is a general patching problem and is not specific to this plugin.
Fork this project at https://github.com/junkblocker/patchreview-vim