Git Diff Indent/Pretty Print/Beautify Before Diff
Is there a way to make Git indent/beautify/pretty print two versions of C++ source files before diffing them?
I think my goal is obvious: I don't want Git to show me the myriads of changes introduced by some stupid IDE after some monkey (like me) has hit auto-format.
Example usage: I hit git difftool --indent-before-diffing path/to/file and get the changes after both the original version of path/to/file and the modified version of path/to/file have been indented.
If you can find an application that does the indenting for you, you could use the method described here for odt files:
Add the following line to your .gitattributes file:
Now set up the odt diff filter in .git/config:
[diff "odt"] binary = true textconv = /usr/local/bin/odt-to-txt
So for C++ files it would be something like this:
And in the .git/config:
[diff "cpp"] binary = true textconv = /path/to/indenter
As pointed out in the comments, GNU Indent can be used for indenting.