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Useful Git Diff Filenames

If you type git config --global diff.noprefix true into your terminal, it will set the value like so in your ~/.gitconfig file:

	noprefix = true

The upshot is that git diffs will no longer prefix files with a/ and b/, such that you can copy a useful path when you double-click to select it in the terminal.

--- a/file/that/changed.awesome
+++ b/file/that/changed.awesome


--- file/that/changed.awesome
+++ file/that/changed.awesome

Credit to @brandur for the tip. Here’s the source tweet