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Mercurial: No username supplied

πŸ“… 2010-Mar-01 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ configuration files, errors, mercurial, ubuntu, windows 7 ⬩ πŸ“š Archive

The first error you might face while using Mercurial might be this:

$ hg commit
abort: no username supplied (see "hg help config")

Mercurial needs a username and email for almost all its operations. It looks for this in a Mercurial configuration file.

For Windows:Β The Mercurial configuration file is named Mercurial.ini. You will find a copy of this file in the Mercurial installation directory. Copy it to your %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH% directory (C:\Users\AverageJoe\ on Windows 7).

For Linux: The Mercurial configuration file is named .hgrc. Create a file with this name in the home directory of the user if not already there.

Add these two lines to the Mercurial configuration file:

[ui]
username = Average Joe <average.joe@gmail.com>

Mercurial commands should work fine after this.

Tried with: Windows 7 Enterprise, Ubuntu 12.04 and Mercurial 2.0.2