I've had problems with my current LaTeX editor( Texmaker). It hasn't got an autosave option and overwrites the file every time I save them manually .

Is there an editor which has an auto update/save option? Preferably connected to git or svn so that I can view my old versions as well.

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    Have you tried TeXStudio? It supports SVN.
    – azetina
    Jan 22, 2014 at 23:30
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    Is Emacs easy enough? It has built in support for all the main VCSs.
    – giordano
    Jan 22, 2014 at 23:33
  • No is SVN Support native or is it a Plugin?
    – Stein
    Jan 22, 2014 at 23:34
  • I like Emacs, but I fear it will take a lot of time until I've set it up in a way to support latex and SVN/Git
    – Stein
    Jan 22, 2014 at 23:35
  • As I said, support for git and SVN is built in, and there is a basic built-in LaTex mode, not as powerful as AUCTeX, though. You can find the VCS stuff under the Tools menu.
    – giordano
    Jan 22, 2014 at 23:38

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TeXstudio supports SVN. (See screenshot below.)

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Here are some useful links to deal with SVN and git:

  1. Configuring SVN support
  2. TeXStudio and TortoiseSVN
  3. Using TeXstudio with git

Not necessary a LaTeX editor per se, but if you want to have a bunch of files for which you want to automatically have them commited to git at certain defined timepoints, you should take a look at flashbake, which does exactly that. So you could write in your editor and externalize the autosave to another piece of software running in the background.

The writer Cory Doctorow uses flashbake to record his writing, including some "meta" data about the process. The project is available on GitHub.

  • I did it but when I try to use I get this error: "fatal: Not a git repository (or any of the parent directories): .git" How can I force TexStudio to crate it?
    – skan
    Nov 28, 2016 at 1:32

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