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When a file changes on disk while you're editing in Emacs, how to merge both sets of changes into the file?

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As you're familiar with ediff you can also:

M-x ediff-current-file

Start ediff between current buffer and its file on disk. This command can be used instead of `revert-buffer'. If there is nothing to revert then this command fails.

I have both this and a custom diff-buffer-with-file variant bound to keys, as I use them quite frequently.

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Currently I manually resolve the conflict as follows:

  • write-file the buffer visiting the original file to a temporary file
  • ediff-merge-files the original file and the temporary file
  • When finished, quit Ediff and confirm when it asks whether to kill buffer A and B.
  • write-file buffer B (*ediff-merge*) to the original file

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