Mercurial: The Definitive Guide

Download free course Mercurial: The Definitive Guide, pdf file on 282 pages by Bryan O'Sullivan.
This instructive book takes you step by step through ways to track, merge, and manage both open source and commercial software projects with Mercurial, using Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris, and other systems. Mercurial is the easiest system to learn when it comes to distributed revision control. And it's a very flexible tool that's ideal whether you're a lone programmer working on a small project, or part of a huge team dealing with thousands of files.

Mercurial permits a countless variety of development and collaboration methods, and this book offers several concrete suggestions to get you started. This guide will help you:
- Learn the basics of working with a repository, changesets, and revisions;
- Merge changes from separate repositories;
- Set up Mercurial to work with files on a daily basis, including which ones to track;
- Get examples and tools for setting up various workflow models;
- Manage a project that's making progress on multiple fronts at once;
- Find and fix mistakes by isolating problem sources;
- Use hooks to perform actions automatically in response to repository events;
- Customize the output of Mercurial.

Table of contents

  • A Brief History of Revision Control
  • A Tour of Mercurial: The Basics
  • A Tour of Mercurial: Merging Work
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Mercurial in Daily Use
  • Collaborating with Other People
  • Filenames and Pattern Matching
  • Managing Releases and Branchy Development
  • Finding and Fixing Mistakes
  • Handling Repository Events with Hooks
  • Customizing the Output of Mercurial
  • Managing Changes with Mercurial Queues
  • Advanced Uses of Mercurial Queues
  • Adding Functionality with Extensions
  • Migrating to Mercurial
  • Mercurial Queues Reference
  • Installing Mercurial from Source
  • Open Publication License
Pages : 282
Size : 2.7 MB
File type : PDF
Downloads: 54
Created: 2022-02-03
License: Open Publication License
Author(s): Bryan O'Sullivan
Mercurial: The Definitive Guide

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