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IntelliJ Idea saves my you know what.

 
Mark Spritzler
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Well, it was a beautiful day for me today. It appears that all my checked out files, or just my non-read-only files in my project were completely deleted, gone. this is about 45 files missing, actually more, but the code-generated classes don't matter, because they can be re-generated. But the other files, 1/2 code, 1/2 Unit Test Code, would have taken me three days to recover. All the undelete utilities out there couldn't find the deleted files.

But IntelliJ Idea has this really cool feature called history, which keeps track of all revisions and changes to a file, just like a code repository or cvs would do. So using the history, I was able to restore all the lost files, and I am so happy about that.

Thanks IntelliJ

Mark
 
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Glad you got your files back Mark. Yeah, IntelliJ freakin rocks!
 
Eric Clayberg
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Originally posted by Mark Spritzler:
But IntelliJ Idea has this really cool feature called history, which keeps track of all revisions and changes to a file, just like a code repository or cvs would do. So using the history, I was able to restore all the lost files, and I am so happy about that.
BTW, Eclipse has also had this feature from day one. IBM's precursor to Eclipse, VisualAge Java, also had this as did its precursor, VisualAge Smalltalk (in fact, every Smalltalk IDE going back into the late '80's had this).
 
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Originally posted by Eric Clayberg:
BTW, Eclipse has also had this feature from day one. IBM's precursor to Eclipse, VisualAge Java, also had this as did its precursor, VisualAge Smalltalk (in fact, every Smalltalk IDE going back into the late '80's had this).


What's even more cool ist that it's also working on the member level.
 
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