Light Tags

This extension makes local tags behave like lightweight tags.

1. Status

This extension is not distributed with Mercurial.

Author: StephenLee


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2. Overview

This extension allows local tags to be cloned and pulled across the network, making them behave like lightweight tags. These tags are lightweight in the sense that they do not create new commits and cannot carry a description, or other metadata (creator, date etc.) For this reason they are useful in situations where regular tags are not:

They are less useful in other situations where regular tags are better:

Tags are only propagated on clone and pull, and only if they refer to a public changeset (see Phases). Local tags are created using hg tag -l <name>. To make a local tag remain local ensure that it refers to a secret changeset, or consider using an inactive bookmark.

If a tag present on the server conflicts with a tag present locally the local tag is NOT replaced and a warning is issued. This can be fixed by either deleting the tag from the local repository or deleting the tag from the server.

3. Configuration

Configure your .hgrc to enable the extension by adding following lines:

lighttags = /path/to/

4. See also


LightTagsExtension (last edited 2012-06-26 13:09:15 by 14-200-6-184)