File Version Explorer
By Brian Leonard on Jun 16, 2009
If you're using OpenSolaris you should certainly have Time Slider enabled, at least on your home directory. OpenSolaris 2009.06 brings some enhancements to Time Slider, one of them being the ability to explore a file's versions:
From the File Version Explorer you can then compare older versions with the current. You'll see the following hint, which I'll get to in a minute:
It's a standard text diff like you would see from the command line. Now, back to that hint, let's install the SUNWmeld package:
bleonard@opensolaris:~$ pfexec pkg install SUNWmeld DOWNLOAD PKGS FILES XFER (MB) Completed 1/1 119/119 0.79/0.79 PHASE ACTIONS Install Phase 205/205 PHASE ITEMS Reading Existing Index 8/8 Indexing Packages 1/1
Note, Meld is more than just a viewer. You can merge changes or edit and save the current file. Meld also recognizes and highlights your changes in real time.