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how to search for user's edits in josm.

Posted by skorasaurus on 26 July 2012 in English (English)

Well, the redaction is over. woohoo.

So, in other news, I was trying to figure out what objects (only a few in my area) were edited by the redaction bot, which has the user name OSMF Redaction Account.

After spending a few minutes in josm, searching bug reports, I found the answer.

Typically in josm, you could find a user's edits by going to search and then entering user:usersname in the box. However, If the user name has a space in it, then it doesn't work.

Instead, you must put the user name in quotes.

So, to find the objects that were last edited by the Redaction bot, enter in:

user:"OSMF Redaction Account"

Note this only search for the person who LAST edited the object. If someone else had already edited the object after the 'OSMF Redaction Account' then the object will not be returned in your search.

Hopefully this is helpful to others as well =)

Comment from Sanderd17 on 26 July 2012 at 19:58

And sometimes you wonder why people introduce spaces in important names.

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