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  • Hi
    Please can someone assist .I am trying to edit to an xml file, The file has been previously edited by someone else and I only want to edit some of the changes they made to the file.

    So is it possible to search for specific changes made to the file by them and then change/replace some of those changes.

    Your help is appreciated



  • @king-robbo

    only if you have this file under some kind of version control like git, svn, …
    or you do have the file version before those changes were applied then you
    could use the compare plugin to see what has been changed if eye-comparing
    isn’t possible.

    Cheers
    Claudia



  • Hi thanks for the reply, I am only a basic user what is git, svn, please?? thanks in advance



  • @king-robbo

    version control is used to track changes within files (mostly text files).
    Most famous today is, I guess, git.
    But if you have to ask what it is, means that you haven’t used it.
    One other functionality Windows offers is “Previous version”
    Right-click on a file and select properties - the last tab in the property window.
    But this doesn’t, necessarily, give back the previous version but the version
    of the last backup, which means it could have be changed multiple times afterwards.

    So, all in all, this means , that, more or less, you can’t get the information what
    has been changed in the file if you haven’t used one of the tools I mentioned.

    Cheers
    Claudia



  • @Claudia-Frank said:

    @king-robbo

    version control is used to track changes within files (mostly text files).
    Most famous today is, I guess, git.
    But if you have to ask what it is, means that you haven’t used it.
    One other functionality Windows offers is “Previous version”
    Right-click on a file and select properties - the last tab in the property window.
    But this doesn’t, necessarily, give back the previous version but the version
    of the last backup, which means it could have be changed multiple times afterwards.

    So, all in all, this means , that, more or less, you can’t get the information what
    has been changed in the file if you haven’t used one of the tools I mentioned.

    Cheers

    Hi Claudia
    Many thanks for the reply I will have a search around on site here to gain some more info on what is available and what can be done
    cheers

    Claudia


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