[issue1723] URL revision specifier is not very noticeable

David Wolever mercurial-bugs at selenic.com
Fri Jul 3 09:46:25 CDT 2009


New submission from David Wolever <david at wolever.net>:

In the output of `hg help urls`, the syntax for specifying a revision is not very 
clear:

    An optional identifier after # indicates a particular branch, tag,
    or changeset to use from the remote repository.

Where, IMHO, this should also be included in the valid URL examples. For example:

    Valid URLs are of the form:

      [file://]local/filesystem/path[#revision]
      http://[user[:pass]@]host[:port]/[path][#revision]
      https://[user[:pass]@]host[:port]/[path][#revision]
      ssh://[user[:pass]@]host[:port]/[path][#revision]

And amend the description:

    An optional identifier after # indicates a particular branch, tag,
    or changeset to use from the remote repository. See also,
    'hg help revisions.

Attached is a patch taken from http://selenic.com/repo/hg-stable#b81baf9e4dd6.

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files: help_urls.diff
messages: 9892
nosy: wolever
priority: feature
status: unread
title: URL revision specifier is not very noticeable

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