This page has some basic code examples to get you started hacking on hg. See also MercurialApi.
Looking at changesets
Here's some simple code to look at a changeset:
1 from mercurial import ui, hg 2 3 u = ui.ui() # get a ui object 4 r = hg.repository(u, ".") # get a repo object for the current directory 5 c = r.changectx("tip") # get a context object for the "tip" revision 6 7 # show some information about the changeset 8 print c # represented as the changeset hash 9 print c.user() 10 print c.description() 11 print 12 13 # let's take a peek at the files 14 files = c.files() 15 for f in files: 16 fc = c[f] 17 print " ", f, len(fc.data())
And the output looks like this:
$ python lc.py 534ec2689c94 Matt Mackall <firstname.lastname@example.org> copy: more cleanups - remove copyfile src variable - add some comments - simplify actual copy logic - simplify 'undelete' logic - make the error counting actually work mercurial/cmdutil.py 41944