Retrieving log from remote repository

Peter Arrenbrecht peter.arrenbrecht at
Tue Mar 25 14:50:40 CDT 2008

On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 6:05 PM, Dmitry Nezhevenko <dion at> wrote:
> Hi. SVN has followed command, which is currently useful for me:
>         svn log --limit 1 <REPO>
>  where <REPO> can be url to remote repository (http://, svn://,
>  svn+ssh://).
>  It retrieves last log message from VCS.
>  Is it any way to get same results for mercurial (without cloning repo).
>  Remote repository can be not under my control so no server-side
>  hooks/scripts are allowed.
>  Any way to get same behaviour from mercurial? As for me, parsing HTTP
>  output by hands is not good solution.

I believe there isn't. But there have been others wishing for it.

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