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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Hg Init: a Mercurial tutorial

Working with it day-to-day, it’s not really any different from using the open source version of hg, but the web UI and code reviews are pretty damn cool. Now you are yutorial to share your work. Hard work should be unnecessary.

This will prevent people from ini around with rebasing. There’s nothing that makes it any less suitable than any other revision control system. To be honest, having upstream devs who care about the cross-platform stuff is enough to make hg a clear win for me compared to having a secondary port for Windows.

I am brand new to git and I’ve been pleasantly surprised at both how thorough and also how newbie-friendly the User Manual is. Anyway, at the end of the day I find Hg good enough for my usage – init, commit, push, pull so far.


I’ve had the opposite experience: So any debate is moot.

It is a reimplementation of the code in C and might fit more easily into Windows-flavoured. Note It is good practice to not have many unknown files in your working directory, as it makes it too easy to forget to add vital new files. We are talking about programming tools here, not tools for home kitchen chefs to track their recipes.

Note If you neglect to configure a username TortoiseHg will ask you to enter inti when you try to commitwhich is the first time a username is actually required. If you prefer for TortoiseHg to also use your selected merge tool for visual diffs, you can leave the Visual Diff Tool unspecified. Further, I am not exactly thrilled by the claim that it runs okay “as of fairly recently”.

Estragon on Feb 24, That was great. Ever since Git happened, hg, svn, etc suddenly stopped making any titorial. On the other hand I do not find git confusing but intuitive once you get hang of it.

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You have to write your own extensions to copy bookmarks files around automatically or just do it manually. Maybe I should just go with the HN flow so here it goes: I’m generally not a big fan of Spolsky’s writing. A half a dozen commands to learn and you are away. At least for regular people like me: That’s the end of my rant. I’m rutorial the camp of someone who has used CVS and Subversion a lot and have had “learn Git” or some other distributed VCS on my to do list for a while now.


Printing this tutorial Posted Feb 26, You can only append to it.

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Is this still the case? You can do this from within the folder you want to create the repository in, or enter the correct path in the dialog. Will read the other sections later, no time now. Initialize the repository 4. Mercural I tried git and for some reason worked it out.

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