Using Lyx with git (instead of RCS)

Pavel Sanda sanda at
Wed Mar 3 15:43:07 UTC 2021

On Wed, Mar 03, 2021 at 04:02:16PM +0100, Robert Neumann wrote:
> Hello,
> does anybody have experience using LyX with git?
> My observations with 2.3.3 on a mac 10.13
> - I have to add a lyx file manually using the terminal and "git add??? otherwise I get an error message
> - If the file is moved to a subdirectory, it is not working anymore, so it seems to work only, if the file is not moved in a subdirectory

Yes, there are problems with subdir detection, IIRC even the add problems were reported.

Some fixes were committed for upcoming lyx 2.4, but the discussion about the final shape stalled, hopefully we'll finish before 2.4 lands ;)

> (-is there a way to have the version-control-menue showed permanently, I have to activate it manualle everytime

I do not understand this question. You mean toolbar?


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