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pretty diff highlighter; emphasis changed words in diff

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diff-highlight: pretty diff highlighter; emphasis changed words in diff

diff-highlight adds word highlighting feature to git, mercurial and other diff viewers.


  • Add highlights to diff output

  • mercurial extension for diff highlighting


Use easy_install or pip:

$ sudo easy_install diff-highlight


$ sudo pip diff-highlight

Applying to git

Add pager settings to your $HOME/.gitconfig to enable word highlights:

    log = diff-highlight | less
    show = diff-highlight | less
    diff = diff-highlight | less

Applying to mercurial

Add color and diff_highlight extensions to your $HOME/.hgrc to enable word highlights:

color =
diff_highlight =


  • Python 2.6, 2.7, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 (mercurial extension works on python 2.x only)


Apache License 2.0 (highlights/ is under PSFL)


1.2.0 (2016-02-07)

  • Grouping indented hunks

  • Fix #1: highlight if large text appended

  • Fix mercurial extension has been broken since mercurial-3.7.0

1.1.0 (2015-07-12)

  • Drop py24 and py25 support

  • Support git styled diff

1.0.3 (2015-03-30)

  • Ignore IOError on showing result

1.0.2 (2014-06-08)

  • Fix result of diff-highlight commannd is broken when diff-text includes new file (thanks @troter)

1.0.1 (2013-12-22)

  • Fix diff-highlight command failed with python 2.4

1.0.0 (2013-12-22)

  • Add diff-highlight command

  • Support python 2.4, 2.5, 3.2 and 3.3

0.1.0 (2013-12-20)

  • first release

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