How do I remove the working directory?

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Mon Mar 31 16:04:25 CDT 2008

On Mon, 31 Mar 2008 19:35:25 +0100, "Paul Moore" <p.f.moore at> wrote:
> I have a clone of a remote repository, which I want to use as a
> mirror. As such, there's no need for a working directory, but I'd
> missed the -U option when I created it.
> Is there a way of removing the working directory? It's not a big deal,
> as I can just reclone with -U, but I'm just curious.

Yes.  Just remove all the workspace files:

    Unix:       cd repo ; rm -fr *

    Windows:    deltree *

    Others:     Use any file manager or shell, to delete everything
                _except_ the special `.hg' directory.  The files under
                the `.hg' directory is all you need.

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