Comparing a File with the Local History

You can compare a workfile with a local history of the changes made to that workfile. A new entry is made in the local history each time that you save changes to a file.

The compare utility is provided by Eclipse, and is only described briefly here. For more detailed information, see the online help provided with Eclipse.

To configure how many entries are retained and for how long, select Window | Preferences then select Local History from under Workspace.

To compare with local history:

  1. In Eclipse, right-click the file and select Compare With | Local History.

  2. The Compare with Local History dialog box appears.

  3. Select a local history entry from the Local History of filename pane.

  4. Use the Select Next Change (NextChange_Button.gif) and Select Previous Change (PreviousChange_Button.gif) buttons to step through the changes.

  5. Click OK to exit the compare.