In MacOS Mojave, I am using magit version 20190319.1911, emacs v26.1, git v2.20.1 (Apple Git-117).

How do I get a diffstat in a magit revision buffer? I remember seeing such a diffstat in this buffer, but can't get it now. When I type j in a revision buffer, the response is "no diffstat in this buffer". I can get a diffstat in the log buffer, but I would prefer it in the revision buffer that is automatically updated as I move through commits in the log buffer.


Type D to show a popup buffer with the diff arguments used in the current buffer. Change the arguments and then type g to refresh the buffer using the selected arguments. Note that you can also set with s or save (write) with w the arguments for future use.

  • That works! Thanks. – Felix F. May 26 '20 at 15:38

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