Re: diff without using version control
- On Jul 27, 9:35 am, Eric Smith <e...@...> wrote:
> BenThe Histwin plugin shows the edit times on the big undo tree list,
> These are very interesting. I will explore some more.
> I like that it works on the undo tree because I have autosave on so
> the diff modules do not see behind the last file save.
> I also have very large files that have been edited daily for years
> (I never liked databases) and of course I have persistent undo set.
> What I would like is some command (better even outside the editor from
> the command line) that prints just the last edits say in 5 minute
> blocks or undo tree branches or whatever.
> Just the edit text without any diff syntactic sugar.
from that you can see which is your edit from 5 minutes ago.
Pressing 'D' on that edit, will open a new scratch buffer with the
contents of your buffer at that time, and :diffthis on that buffer and
the buffer being edited.
Then you will be able to very quickly see exactly what has changed in
the last 5 minutes, with no diff syntax to bother with.
When I want to use Histwin in this way, I often use Gundo first, to
find the specific change I'm interested in, because the preview window
of Gundo, and the tree view of the changes, makes it much easier to
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