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I'm using magit 20191128.39 on Emacs 26.3 When changing a python script resulting in a new unstaged change, git/magit should ignore whitespace-differences. A git diff -w will do the trick, but I'd like to get the same result inside magit. Any hint here?

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In the status buffer, open the diff menu using d.

From here you can set the -w flag by pressing w.

Many magit commands will pop these menus, when you are changing options you can save the current options as your default settings.

After enabling the -w flag, press C-xC-s to save them as your default.

After closing the menu you should see that the status buffer diffs now reflect your preference for -w, as well as future diff buffers that you can open via other means.

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    You can also change the diff arguments used in the status buffer by beginning the process with D instead of d. – tarsius Jan 21 at 19:28

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