The Fetch Extension
posted by Zachary Voase on September 29, 2009
Users who have recently migrated from Git are often surprised by the behaviour
hg pull. Whereas
git pull updates the working directory, automatically
merges and commits,
hg pull just adds the remote changesets to your local
repo without touching your working directory.
9 times out of 10, you’ll want the auto-merge style. Fortunately, it’s not far
away. Edit your
~/.hgrc file and add this:
[extensions] hgext.fetch =
Now, you can go from this:
$ hg pull $ hg update remote_head $ hg merge local_head $ hg commit -m "Merged."
$ hg fetch
fetch will use the head of the pulled remote changes as the
first parent of the merge, and the head of your local changes as the second
parent. You can make it perform the opposite by using:
$ hg fetch --switch-parent
For more information, consult the wiki documentation and the
the output of
hg help fetch.