WinMerge as mergetool with Git(Hub) for Windows

WinMerge is a great free tool for merging conflicts when working with a version control system like Git or Subversion. To use it with Git(Hub) follow the following steps:

  1. Locate your .gitconfig file. If you’re using GitHub for Windows, you will certainly find it in your user folder.
  2. Add the following text at the bottom of the file:

    If you’re still using a 32-bit version of Windows, Replace “Program Files (x86)” with “Program Files”.
  3. To merge a conflict, open a shell and browse to your repository’s root folder.
  4. Use the command git mergetool to merge the conflicts with WinMerge.
    If WinMerge doesn’t open, Git might still be trying to use a different tool, try again with git mergetool --tool=winmerge.

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