[Bug 5744] New: help text for hg bundle doesn't explain what [DEST] is for

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Fri Nov 17 06:54:50 EST 2017


            Bug ID: 5744
           Summary: help text for hg bundle doesn't explain what [DEST] is
           Product: Mercurial
           Version: 4.3.1
          Hardware: PC
                OS: Windows
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: feature
          Priority: wish
         Component: Mercurial
          Assignee: bugzilla at mercurial-scm.org
          Reporter: david.a.hollman at carrier.utc.com
                CC: mercurial-devel at mercurial-scm.org

The help text for the hg bundle command indicates there is an optional argument
[DEST] which may be used but it does not explain what the argument is for.

The --verbose option doesn't add this information either.

Sample output placed below.


λ hg --version
Mercurial Distributed SCM (version 4.3.1)
(see https://mercurial-scm.org for more information)

Copyright (C) 2005-2017 Matt Mackall and others
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO

λ hg bundle --help
hg bundle [-f] [-t BUNDLESPEC] [-a] [-r REV]... [--base REV]... FILE [DEST]

create a bundle file

    Generate a bundle file containing data to be added to a repository.

    To create a bundle containing all changesets, use -a/--all (or --base
    null). Otherwise, hg assumes the destination will have all the nodes you
    specify with --base parameters. Otherwise, hg will assume the repository
    has all the nodes in destination, or default-push/default if no
    destination is specified.

    You can change bundle format with the -t/--type option. See 'hg help
    bundlespec' for documentation on this format. By default, the most
    appropriate format is used and compression defaults to bzip2.

    The bundle file can then be transferred using conventional means and
    applied to another repository with the unbundle or pull command. This is
    useful when direct push and pull are not available or when exporting an
    entire repository is undesirable.

    Applying bundles preserves all changeset contents including permissions,
    copy/rename information, and revision history.

    Returns 0 on success, 1 if no changes found.

options ([+] can be repeated):

 -f --force             run even when the destination is unrelated
 -r --rev REV [+]       a changeset intended to be added to the destination
 -b --branch BRANCH [+] a specific branch you would like to bundle
    --base REV [+]      a base changeset assumed to be available at the
 -a --all               bundle all changesets in the repository
 -t --type TYPE         bundle compression type to use (default: bzip2)
 -e --ssh CMD           specify ssh command to use
    --remotecmd CMD     specify hg command to run on the remote side
    --insecure          do not verify server certificate (ignoring web.cacerts

(some details hidden, use --verbose to show complete help)

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