Problems using Mercurial

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Fri Apr 13 02:43:58 CDT 2007

On 2007-04-13 10:14, Khoo Meng Tze-B10971 <B10971 at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm a new user of the Mercurial system. I am trying out the system the
> first time on my pc, and got some error messages when I try to "hg ci"
> my changes on my local repository.
> This were the steps that I took
> -create directory on unix system (Solaris)
> -mv some txt files into the directory
> -run hg init on that directory (successful) 
> -run hg ci -A
> response:
> HG: user: MT KHOO <b10971 at <mailto:b10971 at> >
> HG: branch default
> HG: changed x1.txt
> ~
> ~
> ~
> ~
> "/tmp/hg-editor-fBtjNQ.txt" 4 lines, 80 characters
> -Ctrl-z because no response from terminal

That's where things started going downhill.  When you run "hg ci -A",
an editor fires up, where you get a chance to write a commit log entry
for the changeset you are about to create.

By hitting ^Z you sent the editor to the background.  Mercurial is still
waiting for you to write a commit log and quit from the editor.

> -run hg status
> response:
> cvsserv{b10971}116:hg status
> A x1.txt

The file is still 'modified in the workspace' and uncommitted.

Use "fg" to bring back the editor.  Write a commit log.  Save it, and
quit the editor.

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