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VimLocalHistory : Automatic backup and poor man's revision control.

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created by
David JH
 
script type
utility
 
description
VLH automatically saves buffers on write using git.  This provides a convenient, automatic backup system of, e.g. files in /etc that are modified, as well as a poor man's "local history" (a lá the eclipse feature with the same name).

Feedback, bug reports and suggestions gratefully accepted at <vlh@hjdivad.com>.


To use, install, configure g:vlh_repository_dir and then use vim normally.  Every time you write a buffer whose path is on the local filesystem, a copy is saved in a git repository.

You can open, diff or restore older versions of files with the commands VLHOpen, VLHDiff and VLHReplace.

source code is available from github at http://github.com/hjdivad/vimlocalhistory/tree/master
 
install details
To install from a tarball:

After ensuring that you meet the requirements, copy the contents of
plugin to user-specific vim plugin directory, probably ~/.vim/plugin/

To install documentation, copy README (this file) to your vim
documentations directory, such as ~/.vim/doc/vlh.txt.  After copying
the documentation, execute ":helptags ~/.vim/doc" from within vim to
make the documentation accessible.

To install from source:

Install the requirements, additionally installing rake version 0.8.1
or higher, and then execute

rake install

which will install the plugin and documentation.


Once VLH is installed, make sure to edit your ~/.vimrc to include

let g:vlh_repository_dir = "/path/where/youd/like/to/store/localhistory"

I suggest using ~/.vim/localhistory.

 

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package script version date Vim version user release notes
vimlocalhistory-0.2.tar.gz 0.2 2008-11-15 7.0 David JH Initial upload
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