By josh / May 2, 2013

How to view file changes in a git-style diff

It’s late in the day, and the website is coughing up 500 errors. You hate to do it, but there’s no choice: You’re going to have to edit a file on your production server.

You pop it open, make a few changes. Your fingers reach for the save shortcut… And that queasy feeling hits your gut: What if I made a mistake?

But hold on to that pink sombrero—Sublime has a little-known feature that you can use when you want to be extra sure before you save your changes.

Just right-click in the editing pane and select Show Unsaved Changes, and you’ll get a nice git-style diff that you can review one last time.

Now you’re a hero.

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