When exploring a commit using :Gedit HEAD, when I click o or Enter into the change, it shows me a vimdiff of the two file versions of the change.

From there I often need to jump to the current version of the file in the filesystem

I wonder if there is any idiomatic way to move from a diff of two versions of the file to its current version.

  • What precisely should happen? Close both splits of the diff, or leave them open and open a new split with the current state, or something else...? Please edit. (You may be interested in :Gedit and it's splitting relatives :Gsplit/:Gvsplit)
    – D. Ben Knoble
    Commented Jun 17, 2020 at 21:20
  • I should have made it more clear the question is when exploring a commit not the current staged or not changes such as with Git status. Commented Jun 18, 2020 at 16:01

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I think you are looking for :h :diffoff which removes diff options of the two buffers of a two-way diff.

This is mapped to dq in Fugitive.

You can go back to diff mode with Fugitive's Gdiffsplit.

Besides, the default for Enter and o in Fugitive's status window is to open the current version of the file, while dd is supposed to show the two-way diff.

I think you tweaked this, but the default might better suit your needs.

  • OP is exploring a commit, not just the regular status, so I could see o/enter opening a diff. Subtle and easy to miss though! Partly why I asked for clarification
    – D. Ben Knoble
    Commented Jun 18, 2020 at 11:18
  • Oh. I get it now. My answer is totally beside the point.
    – Biggybi
    Commented Jun 18, 2020 at 11:43
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    Nah, it could be useful to someone else; my vote would ve leave it up!
    – D. Ben Knoble
    Commented Jun 18, 2020 at 11:45
  • I just tried to downvote it (so people would see it's not very useful) but couldn't ;( GG for 10k! @D.BenKnoble
    – Biggybi
    Commented Jun 18, 2020 at 11:46
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    this answer helped, the fastest way I found so far is: dq to quit the diff and then Gedit to open the current version. Commented Jun 19, 2020 at 17:52

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