Using Meld from Cygwin

  1. Download and install Meld for Windows. If you get “missing MSVCP100.dll”, install Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 redistributable package
  2. add to ~/.bash_profile

    alias meld="/cygdrive/c/Program\ Files\ \(x86\)/Meld/Meld.exe"

    Open a new Cygwin terminal to use Meld from Cygwin.


    Many use Meld for git mergetool. For Cygwin:

    git config --global diff.tool meld
    git config --global merge.tool meld
    git config --global mergetool.meld.path "/cygdrive/c/Program Files (x86)/Meld/Meld.exe"