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Comments in the hgrc file

📅 2012-Aug-03 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 📚 Archive

The hgrc is the primary configuration file of a Mercurial repository. It may sometimes be useful to document some of its contents with comments.

The hgrc file follows the INI file format. In the INI file format, a line beginning with a semicolon (;) character is a comment line. So, this can be used in a hgrc file to write comments.

Some software that read INI files also allow the hash (#) character to begin a line of comments. Mercurial supports this too in the hgrc file as a comment line.

Tried with: Mercurial 2.2.2 on Windows 7 64-bit