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Windows 10, Emacs 25.1. , Magit

I have xml file. And I remove 8 lines and add 2 lines.

Here result in SmartGit:

smartGit

As you can see it's very simple to understand the state of file: before change and after change. It's very convenient.

Now how this file look in Magit:

Magit

As you can see all changes are in ONE buffer. It's not very convenient.

The question is: Is it possible to show change in 2 buffers? One buffer to show content of file before change and another buffer to show file after change. Like in SmartGit.

Thanks

  • This question is addressed by my answer to your other question from yesterday. – tarsius Nov 1 '17 at 13:26
  • This is a different question. Yesterday I ask for indent. Today I ask for 2 buffers. – Alexei Nov 1 '17 at 14:35
  • It is a different question indeed, but answering that other question involved answering this question even though you had not asked it yet. I said something to the effect of "Magit does not support showing two versions of a file in two separate buffers and marking the areas that changed between the two buffers/versions. However it does support Ediff, which does support that (it is its primary purpose). Press <kbd>e</kbd> to enter Ediff." – tarsius Nov 1 '17 at 16:20
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Magit does not support showing two versions of a file in two separate buffers and marking the areas that changed between the two buffers/versions. However it does support Ediff, which does support that (it is its primary purpose). Press e on a change in Magit to enter Ediff.

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You can use Ediff to show you the two versions of the file side-by-side. Press e when your cursor is on the line of the file you want to view.

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