How to use Mercurial?

Harry Putnam reader at
Fri Apr 9 15:44:16 CDT 2010

Jon Ribbens <jon-mercurial at> writes:

> On Fri, Apr 09, 2010 at 01:28:05PM -0500, Harry Putnam wrote:
>> Michael Ekstrand <michael at> writes:
>> > For me, it isn't a different working practice so much as a mindset
>> > change.  If you follow the rule that you never have a dirty working dir
>> > while merging, then a copy your work is always saved before you merge.
>> Just a noob trying to follow along here.  OP sounds like stuff I might
>> run into.
>> Can anyone define a little more precisely what is meant by the term
>> `dirty' in this context?
> I was using it to mean a working directory that contains changes that
> are not checked in yet.

Thanks, glad you posted... I was thinking it might mean extraneous non
tracked files or the like... but I guess those would not be of
consequence here.

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