Viewing Recient modifications top my file
Is there a way to view just the modifications to my file since the session was opened? Even if the file was just saved. Thanks.
The ComparePlugin does most of what you want, with commands from the Plugin > Compare > … menu.
The Diff since last save feature will show you the difference between what’s in the editor and what’s saved to disk (so that will show your unsaved changes).
And if you are using version control software like subversion (SVN) or git, then you can use Plugin > Compare > SVN diff and Plugin > Compare > git diff to show the comparison since the last commit, so that can show changes that go beyond the last save, until the last commit.
But without using an external version control, I don’t see how “even if the file was just saved” is a feasible request. (I guess that would be expecting the plugin to be a fully-featured version control plugin. But in my opinion, no one is going to bother writing that plugin, when git and subversion and mercurial and cvs all are industry-standard solutions; and many of those prebuilt version controllers have easy ways – through a dedicated plugin or easy run-menu command-line access – to work with the files in Notepad++. Since the Compare Plugin already gives access to the SVN and git diff inside Notepad++, that really should be sufficient for such needs.
Thank you Peter, That really does help a lot!!