Using mercurial for configuration files version control

Vadym Chepkov vchepkov at gmail.com
Thu Nov 25 09:09:38 CST 2010


On Nov 25, 2010, at 9:58 AM, Martin Geisler wrote:

> Vadym Chepkov <vchepkov at gmail.com> writes:
> 
>> I basically need a tool that can track and apply "patches" for me and
>> I was hoping mercurial is capable to do this.
> 
> The mq extension does exactly that: it maintaines a stack of patches on
> top of normal Mercurial changesets.
> 
>  http://mercurial.selenic.com/wiki/MqExtension

mq is managing local patches, if I am not mistaken, whereas I need to apply remote changes, remote deltas.
If mercurial doesn't speak "deltas" and only compares the whole file every single time and this can't be changed, I guess it's just a wrong tool for the tack in hands.

Thanks,
Vadym

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