auto answer questions during hg fetch

Johan Samyn johan.samyn at
Thu Mar 27 10:40:59 CDT 2008


I'm experimenting with Mercurial for a while now, to determine how far we
can go in using Mercurial for working with local branches (we're a cvs shop
actualy, and we use no branches).
I have a central Mercurial repo (working tree is my cvs sandbox), and
several ones cloned from it, as local branches.
Under those branch repo's I deleted (not hg remove'd !) most of the
sourcefiles in the working tree, only keeping the ones I have to work on (I
have my reasons for doing this of course, it's not just an excercise)).
When I do a hg fetch to update one of the branch repo's, and the pulled
changeset contains changes for one of the sourcefiles that were deelted
under that branch, I am asked the question :
    remoted changed <sourcefile> which local deleted
    use (c)hanged version or leave (d)eleted?
I agree this is a very nice feature of Mercurial.
But does someone know how to automate the answer to this question, so all
questions for a changeset are answered the same way, for use in a script
(in my case answer should be (d)eleted) ?

Kind regards,
Johan Samyn

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