How to use the diff tool outside of the IDE?

PHPStorm's diff tool is superb.  I would like to use it "standalone" outside of the PHPStorm IDE (for example as TSVN's default diff utility).  How can I do this?

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ide_executable diff <path1> <path2>

 

path1 and path2 might be: files, directories, jar files

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Thanks...interesting results.  If PHPStorm is already open and I perform a diff from TSVN I get this error:

    Error showing diff: Cannot find file: [Full file path of base]

If PHPStorm is not already open it works (takes a while, showing splash screen--maybe preventable).

It runs successfully from a command prompt whether PHPStorm is already open or not (opens fast if already open; slow with splash if not).



Does this sound like an issue with the way TSVN is shelling out?  I may have to stick with GrigSoft's Compare It for now.
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If I'm not mistaken, if you have a license for 2.1.5, you can use 2.1.5 as diff viewer in TSVN and use 3.0 EAP as IDE for coding (or vice versa).


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If I'm not mistaken, if you have a license for 2.1.5...


I do (PHPStorm)

...you can use 2.1.5 as diff viewer in TSVN...


as mentioned in my previous post, there are issues with it (maybe I'm doing something wrong?)

...and use 3.0 EAP as IDE for coding (or vice versa).


not sure what EAP is and how it's relevant to this thread...please elaborate...thanks
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see http://blog.jetbrains.com/webide/2011/09/phpstorm-webstorm-3-0-early-access-program-started/

We produce such build almost weekly. Look throu that blog posts to get insight on whats being developed.

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