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There is not a way to merge revisions after the fact. However, edits made less than five minutes after a post's creation or an edit of it will be considered part of the previous revision. It's called the "grace period." Therefore, if you edit your post several times within five minutes, all your changes will be part of one revision, identified with the ...


Clicking on the editor's timestamp will bring up a revision list and you can expand individual revisions... to give the diff


To you and me, it's obvious that the diff engine didn't find the optimal solution here; however, to the computer it's not. Let's break this down to the simplest example. Consider you wrote this: A B and later edited it to be this: A B A C B (essentially, "A" is the word "Finder" and "B" is the word "running" in your case). Obviously, what we'd like ...


I've pushed a fix for this. Rollbacks will now be included as a revision as part of a user's responses starting with our next build. (rev > 2012.6.12.2915)


Post merged (destination) means that another question (593912) was merged into this one (593828). The original question (source we could call it) gets closed and deleted, and all answers are moved over. The user posted essentially the same question on both Super User and Stack Overflow, and the latter was migrated here. You originally answered the question ...


The best option I can suggest for this type of thing, would be to rollback to an earlier revision and place in your new content. As far as I know, there is no method to merging two together. Any changes will result in a new revision. Even a rollback will continue with a new revision, indicating it was rolled back. Multiple revisions are not a bad thing. ...

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