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Re: Tracking changes

From: Benjamin Rutt
Subject: Re: Tracking changes
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2003 10:13:57 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.1002 (Gnus v5.10.2) Emacs/21.3.50 (usg-unix-v)

Joakim Hove <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello,
> I wondered if there was a mode in emacs which allowed the tracking of
> changes, i.e. consider the following text:
>    "Bob has a red car"
> Now, it turns out that Bob has bought a new car, which is blue, and
> the text must be updated accordingly. What I would like was some mode
> which retained (a marked up/highlighted version of) the old text, "red"
> in this case, and also highlighted/marked up the new version to
> indicate that it was new:

See M-x highlight-changes-mode, which will only work until you kill
the buffer.

Otherwise, if you want across-editing-sessions change tracking, you
could turn on numeric incremental backups and then use diff, but that
doesn't meet your "all in one file" requirement.

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