I am after a tool that can provide me with incremental file history (for text-based source files). I use version control but would like more history.
This history only needs to be temporary and span the gap between commits. Sublime already lets me diff the editor contents to what is saved. So I would like get a change record per save.
Many IDEs have this feature. For example IntelliJ's local history. However I would like to do this independent of an IDE or text editor. I am after a dedicated tool that can run on Linux.
One approach would be to use rsync and periodically take backups. There are even tools that do this such as tym. But this would make it difficult to search through the list of changes. I would like something that has a Git style history and can use a Meld style interface to diff changes.