How to see what files have been updated and code changes

Hi

Is there some way I can get notified about what files have been changed on the server, and what code changes have been made in those files?

Ive been looking at https://www.plesk.com/extensions/action-log/ , but I dont think that logs the actual code changes does it?

Thanks

If you want to follow code changes you need a versioning system like git.

Without that, there is no way to tell what changed in a file. And indeed, that plugin can’t do it either.

When you change a file it’s completely overwritten on disk, with no way to go back. With git every copy is saved so you can “travel back in time” to see how the code was. And no, that doesn’t work retro-actively.

Great - thanks ~@rpkamp. Ill take a look at git.