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Chapter: Teamwork: Merging
Lecture: Staying *out* of the terminal

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0:00 You probably don't want to end up in just the terminal or having your files get
0:07 little indentations and markers saying this version is in here and that versions there. Opening up an editor and just try to fix it.
0:15 That merge experience we had in PyCharm was fantastic. So you don't want to end up in the terminal or in some other crummy tool
0:23 trying to do this. How do you do that? Well, you could use PyCharm professional,
0:28 which would be awesome. I think actually the community edition also has that but if say you're using source tree, it wanted to use an external tool.
0:37 I believe it comes with one built in. That's okay. But there's also a couple of recommendations I'll make for you.
0:43 So there's a few commercial projects out there. There's something called beyond compare. And if you want to feel like the dream of
0:50 the 90s is still alive. Oh my goodness. You could fire up the software and It looks like it's from the 90s but it's
0:56 actually really, really useful and really effective. So I think this is pretty nice.
1:01 It costs them money. I can't remember what it's like $30 for a lifetime access It's, it's fine if you want to pay for anything at all.
1:09 Otherwise you could just search for some some merge tools. Three way you want, three way merge tools.
1:15 That's the important thing and you can set that up in something like source tree if you want to go ultra premium with the brushed aluminum.
1:25 Look, you can get kaleidoscope. This is only for Mac and it is a super premium type of thing. It'll diff images, I think it'll diff word documents.
1:35 It'll do all sorts of things. Honestly, I haven't used this yet,
1:38 but its whole purpose is like this premium merge experience in finding differences and it seems
1:44 pretty fantastic. But its price is also pretty fantastic. It's $150 for emerged tools. So you know,
1:51 I'm not there yet. I'm either using PyCharm generally or when I'm not using that. I'm absolutely using beyond compare beyond compare is fantastic.
1:59 If you have a whole directory tree of changes, you're like, I need to see how everything in this directory changed compared to that
2:05 and you can dive into the individual files and so on. Finally, if you're actually using the terminal for things like git,
2:13 git pulled, git pushed and so on on the terminal or command prompt, you might want to check out this article links at the bottom here you can go
2:22 and actually configure which diff tools are launched when you run cli commands that result in some kind of merge conflict. So for example,
2:32 you can set up a diff tool and emerge tool. It says pro only. This is not pro git and this is pro beyond compare
2:39 So in this example it's showing you how to set up beyond compare registered globally
2:45 for your user account with git so anytime git encounters one of these problems. Boom, this is going to pop up.
2:51 That's pretty cool. You just do get Config--global diff.tool bc3 and I guess you could not do the global and probably make it for
3:01 one project or the other. So when you're doing these merges again, almost all the time it's automatic,
3:07 but when it's not, you want a really good tool to help you. So go out and find one. Set it up. Like I said,
3:13 source tree, I think it has a nice one built in uh that it registers but you can find other ones, like the ones I've suggested here.

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