RE: Diffmode - 'Diffupdate on Save'
- Sometimes, when I make a major change, an explicit diffupdate is called
for (when, as you mention, the diff gets out of sync). Usually, I like
to save major changes (call me paranoid), so I do use this:
au BufWritePre * if (&diff) | diffupdate | endif
Basically, if you have multiple windows open and not all are
participating in a diff, why update the diff if the window you're saving
isn't actually the one being diffed, I figure :)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bram@... [mailto:Bram@...]
> Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 8:35 AM
> To: Dominic Evans
> Cc: vim@...
> Subject: Re: Diffmode - 'Diffupdate on Save'
> Dominic Evans wrote:
> > Is there an easy addition to my .vimrc to make Vim do a 'diffupdate'
> > automatically every time I save one of the buffers being diffed?
> I didn't try it, but this should work:
> :au BufWritePost * diffupdate
> > Should this not be the default thing to do anyway?
> Why? Mostly the diff is updated when making changes. When
> it gets out of sync you need to invoke ":diffupdate", but
> that is not directly related to writing the file. One might
> as well want this for ":!ls" or ":help". At least I wouldn't
> want a user to write the file to get the diffs updated.
> You are not really successful until someone claims he sat
> beside you in school.
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