Retrieving log from remote repository

Adrian Buehlmann adrian at
Tue Mar 25 18:43:19 CDT 2008

On 25.03.2008 18:05, Dmitry Nezhevenko 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.

4.18. How can I do a "hg log" of a remote repository?
4.19. How can I find out if there are new changesets in a remote repository?

You can get a raw text patch of the tipmost changeset like

"tip" ->

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