Oct 25, hg clone mercurial-repo real URL is hg/ cd project/ $ hg init # A basic tutorial. Feb 24, Joel Spolsky has put together an extensive Mercurial tutorial with lots of examples and a humorous approach. “Finally, if you haven’t collapsed. Feb 24, If this is advertising, I want more of it. As an SVN curmudgeon, the first part of this tutorial finally persuaded me that I really, really need to give.

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Checking Do not update the new working directory under Options will prevent Mercurial from checking out a working copy of the repository in the central repository clone.

QuickStart – Mercurial

It is mentioned here just so you better understand how Mercurial works. You have to write your own extensions to copy bookmarks files around automatically or just do it manually. To get started, suppose you volunteer to create the central repository. Write a commit message, select the files you wish to commit, then press Commit. Luyt on Feb 24, In contrast, more sophisticated VCSes, including hg, keep track of changesets, and they are capable of tracking those changesets as they move through different branches.

When I tried to learn Git before HgI looked for tutorials but everything was all over the place and maybe they introduced too much too soon. Well your branch in SVN is your domain, do what you want.

Lorin on Feb 25, Although I wouldn’t be using mercurial myself, I gave this a point simply because of the great site design and layout. Bisecting would be painful because of point 2.

Hg Init: a Mercurial tutorial by Joel Spolsky | Hacker News

Late one night in the Kiln alpha period, though, I was hacking around the Mercurial integration, messed up, and suddenly realized that issuing “hg up” inti the repository at its current version, but moved time itself to match the injt revision.

They are private by convention sure. The latter is an observable fact, not just an opinion. Changesets and revisions are completely equivalent as far as merging is concerned and almost anything else because one is trivially computed from the other. Having branches in the linux repo would be unmanageable.


Click the OK button to save the changes you have made and close the settings dialog. Plus being very fast msrcurial that I can use it as often as I’d like and it does not interfer with my work or slow me down.

Take the following example error message, which while technically very meaningful, would be utterly confusing to them: The more complex the documentation, the more important such formalization becomes.

Third, any attempt to fix the current issues of programming is better than “just hire a super-human-developer and leave him alone”.

This statement isn’t a proposition on the human condition, and doesn’t need any proof. SVN only has two versions of the file: And don’t try to show them the whole toolkit, keep at the dozen or so most used commands.

Hg Init: a Mercurial tutorial

Originally subversion couldn’t do this, but it has had merge tracking since version inlt. The above comment may seem negative but that’s not the intention. I definitely found it easier than git, but that could be possibly chalked up to my bad introduction to git. I don’t particularly consider it to have been hard work.

MartinCron on Feb 24, You can only append to it. We suggest you keep Create special files. Which IDE’s lack git support while supporting hg? After riding a dinosaur for awhile, it hit me that I suddenly had a chance to get Kiln a legitimate mascot. Saying that it ran fine for years is pretty bad hyperbole–especially since both Git and Mercurial are only about two years old at this point. I too was believing that git was the only serious scm, until I learnt that Mozilla, Python and OpenOffice were using Hg and the reasons for that.

Quick Start

unit I really would like to understand the reasons behind the difference – I do use predominantly GUI applications, but this is one of many examples where I find the GUI massively harder to use.

First a corrupted write doesn’t affect old revisions that’s the whole point of the append only design of hg, maybe he is mistaking hg format with svn, where I think one of the format does the delta the other way round. At the very least it requires understanding of remote repository tracking, merging or rebasing. I was enjoying bzr too but hgEclipse is sufficiently better than bzrEclipse that I’m transitioning merucrial hg.


First select the Commit page and enter a name in the Username field. Mercurial has recovery techniques to detect this, but they involve truncating existing files, a piece of the Linux kernel which has constantly suffered from race conditions and other adventures.

I was a big hg fan, and really didn’t care to switch when tutoria, coworkers ganged up on me and decided that git was a better tool, but I think they were right. I could “hg revert” the thing back into the present, restoring it from extinction, if only it’d be willing to sign an exclusive marketing contract for Kiln.

Some of those automated merges may, in theory, not be safe, but that is what testing is for, and the devs can still review and sanity check the merged files before committing if they like. However there are parts of the team that need not be so deeply technical, and yet have to interact with source uttorial.

It’s much easier to spot the differences when comparing text for example, if the diff program uses different background colors and foreground colors, tooltips and other various visual hints to help see changes.

Casting this in the form of a real world example, consider a “main” branch with two dev.

In the drop down list you will find all of the merge tools detected on your computer kdiff3 is provided by the Windows installer and a number of internal merge behaviors. Regularfry suggests that we shouldn’t need hard work to use a version control system. I don’t think this is a shortcoming of Git.

I thought for awhile about where and when to go, then promptly “hg up”d to the mid s. Currently on Windows I use tortoiseHg and bitbucket I’m strictly a hobbyist coder only. If I make a few spelling corrections to the PDF megcurial then meercurial it as “added whole new section on zebras” how is my manager going to know the difference?