5.5. Create a new repository¶
To create a new repository into an existing directory (project) you have to run the init dialog. From the explorer context menu selectover the directory, or, within the folder, type thg init.
- Is the directory where the repository will be created. It is always filled with the current directory, so if you launch the dialog from the right directory there is no reason to change it.
- Create special files (.hgignore, …)
- If selected TortoiseHg creates an empty
.hgignorefile in the working directory.
- Make repo compatible with Mercurial <1.7
- If selected TortoiseHg creates an older format Mercurial repository. Do not check unless you have a strong reason to do, and you know what you are doing.
- Show in Workbench after init
- When the repository was successfully created, it is added to the RepoRegistry, and opened in a new tab the Workbench.
- Hg command
- This field displays the command that will be executed by the dialog.
Creating a new repository means create a subdirectory called
In this subdirectory Mercurial keeps all its versioning information.
It is dangerous to manually edit the files in
repository corruption can occur.
.hg/hgrc is perhaps the
only exception to this rule.
5.5.1. From command line¶
The init tool can be started from command line
The syntax is
thg init [DEST]
where [DEST] is the path to destination folder.