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Re: st: RE: RE: RE: list subjects with a similar value
1. My method of versioning is to store a copy every once in a while.
I remember (back when hard drives were many magnitudes smaller than
today) the VAX versioning system: every time a file was saved, the
old version remained. It took a PURGE command to get rid of old
versions. Today with emacs (and other editors) the most-recent
version is saved, often appending a "~" to the name---actually,
appending it to the extension.
2. Emacs has a wonderful utility called ediff that compares two
files. So if I feel there's something from an older version that I
have inadvertently deleted or modified, I just run ediff on the
current version and my saved older version. It's a very smart
comparison utility. Does Word have something like it? I haven't
noticed that Word does.
This is probably the same Unix-born utility that Nick Cox referred to
in his post on Vim, but it's often bundled in Emacs, even on versions
that I used on my Mac (also on Macs before they became Unix-based),
so I assume it works on PC versions of Emacs, too.
On 3/23/06, Michael McCulloch wrote: > Jennifer response brings to
mind a question that recently occurred to me: > Is there a Stata-
compatible text editor that, like MS-WORD, can highlight > changes?
Although I don't use it myself there are version control features in
... Personally if you want to be able to revert to older versions of
files I'd recommend simply creating a copy before doing major
revisions and simply append a date in numeric format at some point to
the filename (before '.' would be most appropriate).
Neil -- "The best safety device in climbing is always situated
between your ears" - Ross Weiter, Perth Rock Climbing Guide (2002)
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