Cygwin and Win32 native support

Guido Ostkamp hg at
Mon Mar 10 16:40:20 CDT 2008

On Mon, 10 Mar 2008, Steve Borho wrote:
> No, TortoiseHg comes with TortoisePlink by default, but you can always
> configure Mercurial to use the cygwin ssh:
> [ui]
> ssh = C:\cygwin\bin\ssh.exe

Thanks for this hint. However, looking at what Patrick said, the issue is 
not Cygwin, but Windows related.

>> Also, I expect symlinks in the OpenSolaris repo. Should I be able to 
>> finish cloning to the PC under Windows, and then zip and transfer the 
>> '.hg' directory to a Unix box, would this still include the full data 
>> necessary to recreate symlinks, if used on a Unix box?
> That should work just fine, but why use zip?  A bundle would be much 
> more size efficient and more portable.

I thought that bundles could only be used for updating an existing repo 
where the bundle and the existing repo share some common history.

Am I wrong?

On the Unix box I will initially have nothing.



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