It's now later... much later
and I've found a need again to descramble a couple of jot files. I have somehow (don't ask
) managed to get two versions of a large (6.6MB) jot file on different computers. There is (I think/hope) not very much changed between them, but I would really like to find what was changed, and review which versions of the changes to keep. I have used JotMergeWiz to merge them into a new file, and although the file size has changed slightly, I can't see by eyeballing the tree, (because it’s too large and time consuming) where the changes (if any) are.
You say that identical notes are not duplicated, so it follows that you also know which are NOT duplicated.
So my suggestion: In addition to outputting a file consisting of one copy of the duplicates, plus all the 'not duplicated' notes (i.e. the merge), could you also output either
(1) A file containing just the 'not duplicates', flagged to show which file each note came, or
(2) Two output files one for the ‘not duplicates’ from file1 and the other for the ‘not duplicates’ from file2.
Actually for my purpose, because the changes are known to be small, just the outputting the relevant note titles would be sufficient as I could then use these as an index to manually look through the merge (or the originals) to decide which notes I wanted to keep. This is not much different than producing a log of what actions JotMergeWiz took, and if a log was produced listing in 3 columns the note titles that were found in both files (the duplicates), in file1, and in file2, I could use that to quickly scan through and adjust the merge file manually.
I emphasise that such a modified merge tool is only needed because my files are too large to reasonably identify the changes manually. On small files a ‘merge’ plus manual inspection would probably do the job.
Sorry for the long-winded explanation