Powershell scripts do not show changes in window


I have a modified powershell script.

Although it show on working copy changes windows, it show nothing in the diff window when i select it!

Any suggestions?


S. Mantziaris

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If you're using PowerGUI use the File->Encoding menu to choose UTF-8. PowerGUI's default encoding doesn't seem to work nicely in Git.

Hi Alan,

changing the encoding had this result:



Any suggestions? (TortoiseGit has no issue diffing the file)

I'm sorry to hear that didn't work for you; I was feeling quite positive after I got it working on my system.

Is it possible you've modified your .gitattributes trying to fix this? A line like *.ps1 -text might be problematic (I'm no expert).

My .gitattributes contains:


When I made the encoding change, I had to do a "garbage commit" -- my term for when a commit doesn't involve semantic change, but rather changes imposed by a tool. My diff looked like this:

My Diff After PowerGUI Encoding Change

The beginning of the diff also contains some funky characters, which I believe are referred to as the BOM by Unicode enthusiasts.


this did the trick.

many thanks.

Are the changes whitespace only?

no, the changes are significant.

is there a git config issue or is it sourcetree?

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