Correct Source file .hmxp file and topics files not visible

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Correct Source file .hmxp file and topics files not visible

Unread post by sanjeevpatra » Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:41 pm

I am unable to see the correct .hmxp file in the SmartGit file list and unable to commit. Multiple versions of .hmxp files and other topic files with some extension numbers appearing in the GIT directory ending with _history extension. It is really confusing and irritating to find the correct source .hmxp file in GIT.
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Re: Correct Source file .hmxp file and topics files not visible

Unread post by Tim Green » Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:10 pm

Hi Sanjeev,

What you are seeing are the history versions, which you don't need if you're under source control. If you're using git you are using it passively, which means that Help+Manual has no active connection to it. Because of this, the internal history function is not switched off automatically. You need to do this manually.

Open your project in Help+Manual and in the Project Explorer on the left navigate down to Configuration > Common Properties > Miscellaneous. Turn the history function off there. Then close your project and delete the entire contents of the _history folder, using your git console to do this if those files are already versioned. Otherwise you might get problems in git because of deleting the files manually.

After this no more history files will be created and you won't have this problem. 8)
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