command server can't start w/o a repo. Idan, do you confirm?

Giovanni Gherdovich g.gherdovich at
Fri Jul 19 14:27:04 CDT 2013

Hello Idan,

I run across this mail thread from 2011 where it is clearly said
that the command server cannot start if a repo is not already in place.

"cmdserver protocol questions"

When I run

$ hg serve --cmdserver pipe
abort: there is no Mercurial repository here (.hg not found)!

so it looks like it is still the case today.

Do you confirm that?

as a corollary, one could not just fire up the command server and
run a `hg clone` with it.

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