Git Merge Conflicts

Merge conflicts can show up when you do a ‘git-merge’ or a ‘git-rebase’:

One way you can “anticipate” a git merge is with the ‘diff’ command

Here’s some bash pseudo code using command substitution:

diff -y <(git show branchA:file.txt) <(git show branchB:file.txt)

Remember though ☝️

A diff will always yield results, that’s what a patch is..

The key is when the SAME LINES are being changed: That’s the conflict! 😉

If the lines from diff don’t overlap…you can probably assume the merge or rebase won’t produce a conflict

(at least, for the file you looked at😊)

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