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I want to be able to make the changes that I’m making to certain files a lot more visible while I’m editing them.

Does any plugin or functionality of vim allow for viewing the editing history of the document as a patch file? (Similar to the “track changes” visualization feature in Microsoft Word.) I know there are git plugins that can show you which lines are modified/not committed, but I want to be able to view what I’ve deleted inline as well, in case I might need to glance at it again.

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There is mbbill/undotree plugin that can do it as far as I understood you:

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  • See also Gundo. I’m not sure if either of these do quite what the OP is looking for, though. – Rich Dec 20 '18 at 10:02

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