mergetool: use get_merge_tool function
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1 git-mergetool{litdd}lib(1)
2 ==========================
3
4 NAME
5 ----
6 git-mergetool--lib - Common Git merge tool shell scriptlets
7
8 SYNOPSIS
9 --------
10 [verse]
11 'TOOL_MODE=(diff|merge) . "$(git --exec-path)/git-mergetool{litdd}lib"'
12
13 DESCRIPTION
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15
16 This is not a command the end user would want to run. Ever.
17 This documentation is meant for people who are studying the
18 Porcelain-ish scripts and/or are writing new ones.
19
20 The 'git-mergetool{litdd}lib' scriptlet is designed to be sourced (using
21 `.`) by other shell scripts to set up functions for working
22 with Git merge tools.
23
24 Before sourcing 'git-mergetool{litdd}lib', your script must set `TOOL_MODE`
25 to define the operation mode for the functions listed below.
26 'diff' and 'merge' are valid values.
27
28 FUNCTIONS
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30 get_merge_tool::
31 returns a merge tool. the return code is 1 if we returned a guessed
32 merge tool, else 0. '$GIT_MERGETOOL_GUI' may be set to 'true' to
33 search for the appropriate guitool.
34
35 get_merge_tool_cmd::
36 returns the custom command for a merge tool.
37
38 get_merge_tool_path::
39 returns the custom path for a merge tool.
40
41 run_merge_tool::
42 launches a merge tool given the tool name and a true/false
43 flag to indicate whether a merge base is present.
44 '$MERGED', '$LOCAL', '$REMOTE', and '$BASE' must be defined
45 for use by the merge tool.
46
47 GIT
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49 Part of the linkgit:git[1] suite