Help text for pull's '--update' option is wrong

Mads Kiilerich mads at
Thu Jul 16 03:14:22 CDT 2009

On 07/16/2009 09:26 AM, Steve Losh wrote:
> Running `hg help pull` prints the following help about the update
> option:
>    -u --update     update to new tip if changesets were pulled
> This doesn't match the actual behavior.  Running `hg pull -u` will
> always attempt to update, even if no changesets were pulled.  To test
> this you can update to a previous revision and run a pull with nothing
> new in the destination repo -- your working directory will still be
> updated to tip (or fail if it crosses branches, etc).

I can't reproduce the behavior you describe. And everybody else 
complains that it works exactly as documented. MPM mentioned on IRC 12 
hours ago that he considered adding an option for doing what you describe.

Can you show a script to reproduce the behaviour? Or at least the exact 
console output? "hg --version"?


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