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(142/207) 2976363 - Keep properties file sorted

For versioning purposes (and for correlating option changes with file changes) it would be nice if the properties file was stored in alphabetical order. Now I have to use `sort -o properties properties` and remove the comments at the top to track changes.

Submitted engmark - 2010-03-25 - 09:04:18z Assigned nobody
Priority 1 Category core
Status Open Group None
Resolution None Visibility No


2011-11-29 - 23:17:00z
+1 on that!!
2011-12-07 - 22:48:42z
The properties are saved using from the java api. Are you sure that it is really worth working on that ?
To compare properties it is still possible to use the sort lines macro.
2012-01-02 - 16:19:16z
@kpouer I think that the point of the request is to help make the settings file easier to manage with an SCM software.
Ideally for me it would be nice if I could track changes to the whole settings directory, and have either a .gitignore file or jEdit/tmp folder for transient files. But I would also like to +1 the sort-order request, and also add that it'll be good for color schemes too.
2012-01-02 - 16:29:35z
Ok, if someone wants to do it or submit a patch, but for me it is the lowest priority.