mercurial

Work easier
Work faster

Mercurial is a free, distributed source control management tool. It efficiently handles projects of any size and offers an easy and intuitive interface.

How you can benefit from Mercurial

  1. It is fast and powerful

    Mercurial offers you the power and speed to efficiently handle projects of any size and kind. Every clone contains the whole project history, so committing, branching, tagging and merging are local, fast and convenient. You can use a multitude of workflows and easily enhance its functionality with extensions.

  2. It is easy to learn

    You can follow our simple guide to learn how to revision your documents with Mercurial, or just use the quick start to get going instantly. A short overview of Mercurial's decentralized model is also available.

  3. And it just works

    Mercurial strives to deliver on each of its promises. Most tasks simply work on the first try and without requiring arcane knowledge.

Quick Start

Clone a project and push changes

$ hg clone http://selenic.com/repo/hello
$ cd hello
$ (edit files)
$ hg add (new files)
$ hg commit -m 'My changes'
$ hg push

Create a project and commit

$ hg init (project-directory)
$ cd (project-directory)
$ (add some files)
$ hg add
$ hg commit -m 'Initial commit'