On Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 04:34:50AM -0700, K.V. Lakshmi wrote: > Hello! > > I have created a project folder that has various word/text files, > excel/.xml files, and presentations in my local system. I have intialized, > staged and committed all the files of the folder in GIT. As an exercise, to > get familiarised with GIT, I have modified one of the word document, staged > and committed successfully. It got saved as a new version. > > Now, if I try to retrieve back the original word document, what should I > do? I am able view the document in GIT file viewer, but unable to open the > .docx file. > Is there any provision to download the older file link from GIT older > versions.
You have to check out an "older changeset", e.g. `git checkout HEAD^`, in order to retrieve an earlier version. > I am having one more querry, the GIT will show the difference > between previous and current word/text document. But its not doing > the same for excel/.xls file. Git works out of the box with text files (source code) if you put other kinds of files in and want diff/merge you need to tell git how to do it. It's all controlled using attributes, see `man gitattributes`. /M -- Magnus Therning OpenPGP: 0xAB4DFBA4 email: mag...@therning.org jabber: mag...@therning.org twitter: magthe http://therning.org/magnus Goto labels should be left-aligned in all caps and should include the programmer's name, home phone number, and credit card number. -- Abdul Nizar
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