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Help: urls

URL Paths

    Valid URLs are of the form:

      local/filesystem/path[#revision]
      file://local/filesystem/path[#revision]
      http://[user[:pass]@]host[:port]/[path][#revision]
      https://[user[:pass]@]host[:port]/[path][#revision]
      ssh://[user[:pass]@]host[:port]/[path][#revision]

    Paths in the local filesystem can either point to Mercurial repositories
    or to bundle files (as created by "hg bundle" or "hg incoming --bundle").

    An optional identifier after # indicates a particular branch, tag, or
    changeset to use from the remote repository. See also "hg help revisions".

    Some features, such as pushing to http:// and https:// URLs are only
    possible if the feature is explicitly enabled on the remote Mercurial
    server.

    Note that the security of HTTPS URLs depends on proper configuration of
    web.cacerts.

    Some notes about using SSH with Mercurial:

    - SSH requires an accessible shell account on the destination machine and
      a copy of hg in the remote path or specified with as remotecmd.
    - path is relative to the remote user's home directory by default. Use an
      extra slash at the start of a path to specify an absolute path:

        ssh://example.com//tmp/repository

    - Mercurial doesn't use its own compression via SSH; the right thing to do
      is to configure it in your ~/.ssh/config, e.g.:

        Host *.mylocalnetwork.example.com
          Compression no
        Host *
          Compression yes

      Alternatively specify "ssh -C" as your ssh command in your configuration
      file or with the --ssh command line option.

    These URLs can all be stored in your configuration file with path aliases
    under the [paths] section like so:

      [paths]
      alias1 = URL1
      alias2 = URL2
      ...

    You can then use the alias for any command that uses a URL (for example
    "hg pull alias1" will be treated as "hg pull URL1").

    Two path aliases are special because they are used as defaults when you do
    not provide the URL to a command:

    default:
      When you create a repository with hg clone, the clone command saves the
      location of the source repository as the new repository's 'default'
      path. This is then used when you omit path from push- and pull-like
      commands (including incoming and outgoing).

    default-push:
      The push command will look for a path named 'default-push', and prefer
      it over 'default' if both are defined.


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