[thelist] Versioning SNAFU: Retrieving front-end files from browser cache

David Miller david at deadpansincerity.com
Mon Mar 28 05:16:40 CDT 2011


Love regards etc

David Miller
07854 880 883

On 28 March 2011 11:11, Barney Carroll <barney.carroll at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi guys,
> Suffering from an irony overdose after arrogantly dismissing my
> colleagues' version control methods, putting loads of overtime into a
> project Friday night, then finding that my work has been over-written
> by my colleague getting the latest from source (operating in a system
> where everyone uses the same checkout). Basically, days of front-end
> work have been lost.
> I'm currently labouring under the fevered hope that I can somehow
> retrieve the CSS from my browsers' cache — I was regularly refreshing
> IE, FF, Chrome throughout development Friday night. IE is set to
> delete all browsing history on exit, so that's a non-starter. Chrome
> has the overwrite — I refreshed the file before I'd fully understood
> what had happened. Firefox may yet have the file I left in a finished
> state on Friday night somewhere in its cache, although a search by
> file name reveals nothing on my local disk.
> Any insights?
> Regards,
> Barney Carroll
> barney.carroll at gmail.com
> 07594 506 381
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