Add csv diff capabilities to your local git configuration (on unix-style platforms like OSX or Linux).
Once installed, you'll get decent results diffing CSV files when you use
git diffcsv file.csv.
git >= 1.7.12
Just pop this into a terminal:
curl -L http://theodi.github.io/csv-my-git/install.sh | bash
You can now diff CSVs nicely using
Try it out
git clone https://github.com/theodi/test-data.git cd test-data git diffcsv 1ebfdfe184ca258c5c7b3336c58c0ae2e7403c55 data.csv
Compare to running standard
git diff to see the difference it makes!
What's going on?
The script will drop the following into your ~/.config/git/attributes file:
and the following into your ~/.gitconfig
[color] ui = true [diff "csv"] wordRegex = [^,\n]+[,\n]|[,] [alias] diffcsv = diff --word-diff
It shouldn't affect anything that's already there, unless you already have a CSV line in your gitattributes.
You can verify this behaviour by looking at the source for install.sh.