Keeping Informed with Progress

posted by David Harrigan on March 24, 2010

Sometimes when using Mercurial it seems to sit at the command prompt for quite some time as it churns over some files. Thankfully, since Mercurial 1.5 you can now take advantage of a new extension! You’ll want to edit your ‘~/.hgrc’ file to contain something like this:

[extensions]
progress =

When this nifty little extension is enabled you should see something like this:

Notice the nice new progress bar? Here’s another little example:

I hope you find this little tip useful and it helps you in your daily usage of Mercurial. For more information on this extension, you can refer to its page on the Mercurial website.

Ever get the feeling that hg is holding back on you? Want to keep a tab on what it’s doing? Be progressive!