Clone (Mercurial)

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Clones a local copy of a repository that is under the control of Mercurial.

Item Description


Enter or select the address of the repository from which you are cloning a local copy.

Click the ellipsis button to choose a local folder.


Enter the location on your system where you want to copy the repository.

Click the ellipsis button to choose a new or existing local folder.


Select additional options to transfer the data from the remote repository.

  • Use uncompressed transfer (fast over LAN). To clone a repository using the uncompressed streaming protocol, which is faster than a regular clone.
  • Use pull protocol to copy metadata. To pull changes from the specified source. It finds changes in the remote repository and adds them to a local repository.

Current Revision / Revision

Specifies either:

  • That the clone uses the current revision of the repository (when Current Revision is checked).
  • That the clone uses the specified revision (when you enter a revision ID).

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