size of repository with many branches, vs. git

Dov Feldstern dfeldstern at
Sun Mar 30 16:29:41 CDT 2008

Patrick Mézard wrote:
> Dov Feldstern a écrit :
>> Matt Mackall wrote:
>>> On Sun, 2008-03-30 at 22:03 +0200, Benoit Boissinot wrote:
>>>> Does tracking the branches in separate clones help ?
>>> The quick way to answer this question is to do a clone -r of the two
>>> branches and sum up their sizes.
>> Oh, wait, I should have stated this explicitly earlier: there are not 2, 
>> but about -25- branches in the repository. At any given time, at least 2 
>> are active, but all-in-all there are about 25...
>> I'll try to convert (from my local mercurial -> mercurial) with 
>> hg.clonebranches=1, that should test exactly what we want to, shouldn't it?
> Try cloning the branch themselves, clonebranches=1 will do the same thing but will be much slower.

How do I clone only a single branch?

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