Setup: git difftool & mergetool
The git diff command prints changes to stdout, normally to the terminal screen.
Set up a visual diff and merge program for use with git difftool and git mergetool.
Changes in binary files do not show well in common diff tools and can take a long time for them to compute visual diffs.
This is easily avoided using the -d option: git difftool -d
This shows all changed files in the diff program, and you can view and skip files there as appropriate.
gedit ~/.gitconfig →