PhpStorm 9.0.0 Help

External Diff Tools

File | Settings | Tools | Diff - External Diff Tools


On this page, enable PhpStorm to use external tools for comparing files and folders.

ItemDescription
Use external diff toolSelect this check box to have PhpStorm use an external tool for comparing files or folders.
Path to executableIn this text box, specify the path to the executable file of the desired external diff tool. Use the Browse button browseButton, if necessary.
This field is only available, when Use external diff tool check box is selected.
Use by defaultSelect this check box to have PhpStorm use the specified external tool for comparing files or folders by default.
If this check box is not selected, PhpStorm will use the built-in diff tool. To invoke an external tool, click the button external_tool on the toolbar of the Differences viewer.

This field is only available, when Use external diff tool check box is selected.

ParametersUse this field to set the diff tool parameters.

This field is only available, when Use external diff tool check box is selected.

Use external merge toolSelect this check box to have PhpStorm use an external merge tool. In the text box below, specify the path to the executable file of the desired external tool. Use the Browse button browseButton, if necessary.
Path to executableIn this text box, specify the path to the executable file of the desired external merge tool.
Use the Browse button browseButton, if necessary.
This field is only available, when Use external merge tool check box is selected.
ParametersUse this field to set the merge tool parameters.

This field is only available, when Use external merge tool check box is selected.

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Last modified: 2 July 2015