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Venkat RaoSep 7, 2010 8:27 pm 
Martin GeislerSep 8, 2010 1:14 am 
Subject:.hgrc man file
From:Venkat Rao (
Date:Sep 7, 2010 8:27:06 pm


I recently posted a mercurial problem on stackoverflow<>. In the post I called the hgrc man gibberish. Martin Geisler, who kindly responded to my post and solved my problem, wanted me to expand on what I found gibberish.

My first problem is why do I need to use <name>.<argument> in the auth section. Can I select two different passwords for two different repositories. Can I set what <name> attributes hg reads for different projects.

Second, it would be nice to have a shorter man page which explains just the basics and guides users better.

Third, it would be nice to have an example file.

I realize that some of my suggestions are trivial and may go outside the specification for a man file. But the file does not seem to be written from the perspective of someone new to version control and mercurial(me).

Thank You, Venkat