[Bug 4745] New: Output of tool specified in 'ui.patch' is swallowed

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Fri Jul 3 16:23:56 CDT 2015


          Priority: normal
            Bug ID: 4745
                CC: mercurial-devel at selenic.com
          Assignee: bugzilla at selenic.com
           Summary: Output of tool specified in 'ui.patch' is swallowed
          Severity: bug
    Classification: Unclassified
                OS: Linux
          Reporter: zeratul976 at hotmail.com
          Hardware: PC
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
           Version: unspecified
         Component: Mercurial
           Product: Mercurial

As I learned in bug 4697 comment 12, 'hg import' can be configured to use a
custom patch tool via the 'ui.patch' option.

However, mercurial currently swallows the output of the patch tool, as
explained in bug 4697 comment 27.

It would be good if mercurial displayed the output of the patch tool to the

As an example, 'patch --merge' might output:

  patching file test.cpp
  Hunk #1 NOT MERGED at 637-643.

It's important for the user to see this.

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