Author Topic: Backup history browser  (Read 754 times)

skywise

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Backup history browser
« on: October 14, 2009, 12:50:05 am »
Came across a situation this evening -

I went through and instituted a change across a half dozen files.  Then I did about 2 other changes over the next 2 hours over a dozen other files.  Then I reverted the first change... or so I thought...

Now I've got a bug in my code and I can't figure out which files I've corrected/changed.  Now, backup History helped a LOT with this but it occurred to me that it'd be a nice option if I could specify a "show files I've changed within the last X amount of time" for my project and have them show up in a backup history-like window.

Graeme

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Re: Backup history browser
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2009, 03:19:07 am »
Now I've got a bug in my code and I can't figure out which files I've corrected/changed.  Now, backup History helped a LOT with this but it occurred to me that it'd be a nice option if I could specify a "show files I've changed within the last X amount of time" for my project and have them show up in a backup history-like window.

I'd like to second the request for this.  If you keep backup files in a separate folder for each project (I do), you can look at the time and date of the vsdelta files to see which ones are most recently changed but it'd be nice if slick presented a list and automatically generated a diff of them according to a selected date/time instead of manually having to select a particular backup version to diff.  I guess some revision control tools might do this but it's not always available or what you want.

Also I'd like to be able to jump from a location in the diff viewer to the corresponding location in the main file in the editor and vice versa.

Graeme
« Last Edit: October 14, 2009, 10:13:20 am by Graeme »

jimbo333

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Re: Backup history browser
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2011, 09:44:58 pm »
I thought of one more feature that would be nice.  The ability to browse the files that slickedit has created backup history for.  I know I can browse the backup folder manually and fine the .vsdelta file I am looking for, but I have found no way of looking at that file unless I create the original file at the original specific (full path) location and use the "file->backup history for".  Since the file is XML, extracting the file, or worse, one of its older version, would be slightly painful to do manually.  It would be nice if I could open the .vsdelta file and have it show the backup history for dialog for that specific file.  Or perhaps have a backup file browser, which would list all the files with backups.