Nudge — A Gentler Version of Push
posted by Steve Losh on September 28, 2009
One thing that seems to confuse a lot of git users that try out Mercurial
is the fact that by default Mercurial will try to push all changesets in the
repository when you run
hg push, while git only pushes the current branch.
If you prefer git’s behavior (maybe you frequently work on branches that you never end up pushing) it’s simple to add an alias that comes close.
Mercurial lets you use
. as a shortcut to specify “the parent revision of
the working directory.” Using this with push means you can run
hg push --rev
. to push only the working directory’s parent revision (and its ancestors).
That way you don’t have to worry about pushing any of the other branches
you’re not working on.
To add an alias for this, edit your
[alias] nudge = push --rev .
Now you can run
hg nudge to just push what you’re working on at the moment.