On Thu, 27 Feb 2014 04:59:38 -0800 (PST)
Joao Emanuel Simonini <joaoemanuel1...@gmail.com> wrote:
> * Sorry for horrible english, is not my native language.
> I like to know if can possible use GIT for works with MS Office and
> LibreOffice files? Can merge files or only can make a repository?
If by "can merge files" you mean "be able to reconcile conflicts in MSO
and LibO files" then the answer is no. At least "not easily": Git only
includes machinery to deal with conflicting changes in textual files
(using 7- or 8-byte encodings) and MSO and LibO files are binary (they
are zip archives). This means, without extra effort, in case a
conflict occurs, you'll only be able to pick one side of it and take it
as "winning" the conflict.
On the other hand, both software packages provide their own versioning
support for the documents they manage:
so you could possibly adopt a policy of always recording versions of
the documents, and should a conflict occur, resolve it using the MSO
and LibO themselves and then deem the resulting file as having the
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