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flethuseo

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finding files that have backup history
« on: November 23, 2011, 04:44:19 pm »
Hi everyone,

I am working on a large project, editing files on different directories, but within the
same project. I want to know:

1) Is there a way to list files that I have made changes to, of that have a
backup history. 

2) I also have some garbage files that I edit very often and save. 
History is kept on this files and it takes up space.  I am not insterested
in keeping backup history for those files, is there a way to delete their
history. 

Any help appreciated,

Ted

jimbo333

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Re: finding files that have backup history
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2011, 05:16:21 pm »
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1) Is there a way to list files that I have made changes to, of that have a
backup history. 

I have not found an easy way to do this, other than manually navigate the backup directory.  This is a little painful, because the files in that directory are XML files, which if you open in Slickedit, just treats it like an XML file, no easy way to make it open it in the "backup history" window.  I have added this feature request to the thread a while back.  Once you found the correct file, the easiest way to open it is to create a file in the original location, then click "file->backup history for".

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2) I also have some garbage files that I edit very often and save. 
History is kept on this files and it takes up space.  I am not insterested
in keeping backup history for those files, is there a way to delete their
history. 

You can manually delete the files in the backup directory.  There is just one file for each file that it has backed-up (stored in an XML file with diffs per version).  It would be nice if you could exclude files, maybe with filespecs (like ./tmp/* and *.tmpext).

flethuseo

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Re: finding files that have backup history
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2011, 06:06:05 pm »
Where are these backups kept, I have tried following what you said but I can only see the backup history toolbars backup, and I can't actually delete those.

jimbo333

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Re: finding files that have backup history
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2011, 06:10:30 pm »
They are stored in a user-configurable directory, defined in the "Tools->Options->File Options->Backup".