Mercurial is a free, distributed source control management tool.

In addition to the standard version control system functions described in Use common VCS Functions, you can select the following functions in the Tools > Mercurial submenu:

Menu ItemDescription
ImportApply changes from a patch file.
IncomingMonitor the status of a remote repository by listing the changes that will be pulled.
OutgoingMonitor the status of a remote repository by listing the changes that will be pushed.
PullPull changes from the remote repository.
PushPush changes to the remote repository.

Mercurial Preferences

To set preferences for Mercurial, select Preferences > Version Control > Mercurial:

{Mercurial preferences}

  • Command specifies the path to the command-line client executable.
  • Default username and Default email specify the username and email address to use by default when committing changes.
  • Log count sets the maximum number of lines the log can have.
  • Timeout sets a timeout for version control operations.

See also Set up version control systems, Use common VCS functions, and Version Control Systems.

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