Show changes by date

Daniel xracoonx at
Thu Apr 30 05:06:30 UTC 2020

On 2020-04-29 21:47, Kornel Benko wrote:
> Am Wed, 29 Apr 2020 20:56:29 +0200
> schrieb racoon <xracoonx at>:
>> On 2020-04-29 20:43, Joel Kulesza wrote:
>>> On Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 12:33 PM Daniel <xracoonx at
>>> <mailto:xracoonx at>> wrote:
>>>      Hi,
>>>      I am hunting down some encoding error possibly to do with my
>>>      bibliography which is created via Zotero and Better BibTeX. If I remove
>>>      the bibliography from my document it works fine. I am unable to
>>>      create a
>>>      minimal example because I don't know which entry is causing the
>>>      problem.
>>>      Is there a way to show the tracked changes I made by date so I can go
>>>      through all the changes I made today in order to find the
>>>      problematic entry?
>>> Do you track the problematic file in version control (e.g., git)?  Is it
>>> stored on an online service like Dropbox?  If not, I don't have a
>>> suggestion, but either of those facilities should give some historical
>>> perspective.
>>> - Joel
>> Thanks!
>> Yes, it might be worth trying to check whether a previous version of the
>> bib file fixes the problem. Sometimes Better BibTeX introduces problem.
>> As for the documents. Unfortunately there are quite a view documents
>> involved. Would you recommend downloading the previous version, accept
>> all changes in the document, and do a diff?
>> I am actually also using git. But I too rarely create commits. So, that
>> would be searching for the needle in the haystack, I guess. I need to
>> get a better commit routine, like once a day.
>> /Daniel
> Yes, it is possible, but you have to write a script.
> The change is recorded as a number (seconds from JAN 1 1970)
> On unix it is easy to determine the value , say 1 day old:
> 	$ date +%s --date=20200429
> Here it gives 1588197600
> Every number bigger than that in the lyx file markes the newer change.
> 	Kornel

Thanks everyone for their helpful comments. Finally, I was able to find 
a problem in the Better BibTeX. Some update must have caused the export 
settings to go off. It disabled the "Export unicode as plaint-latex 
commands" option. Pretty bad bug, I think. This together with my 
document not being set to utf8 caused a mess.


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