Visual Diff Tool: Kaleidoscope

I'm enjoying Sourcetree more and more from day to day.

One thing I can't get to owrk is to open Kaleidoscope as external Diff-Tool. Sourcetree opens Filemerge when I click on External Diff although I configured it in the preferences.

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Hmm, that's odd because I use Kaleidoscope myself as my preferred tool. Is this git? If so, please post your ~/.gitconfig file so I can take a look, perhaps there's a setting in there which is overriding it.

the interesting part:

[difftool "sourcetree"]
cmd = opendiff \"$LOCAL\" \"$REMOTE\"
path =

[mergetool "sourcetree"]
cmd = /Applications/ \"$LOCAL\" \"$REMOTE\" -ancestor \"$BASE\" -merge \"$MERGED\"
trustExitCode = true

Yeah, that's clearly FileMerge, it's got out of sync somehow where ST thinks it's set it to something else already. Can you try setting the diff & merge tools to something else, closing the Preferences panel, then re-opening it and setting it to Kaleidoscope again? Please close the Prefs window after doing that and it should update the file.

Oh, my. I am going mad. Looks like my .gitconfig file permissions is messed up. No changes are stored although I selected it in the setup process. Is there a way to rebuild this file from scratch.

Hmm, does "ls -l" indicate that permissions on this file are incorrect?

In any case, if you want to build the file from scratch, you can simply rename it to something else like ~/.gitconfig_bak and SourceTree will re-create it for you.

Has something todo with my User directory. I use a Mac and I my user directory is on a second drive. Seems like Sourcetree dosn't store in that place. I created another user on my first drive and configured via sourcetree and then copied the .gitconfig to my first users folder. Now it works.

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