On Windows, there are three types of configuration files read by Mercurial: local (to a particular repository), per-user and per-system. When a configuration setting appears in more than one of these files, the local overrides per-user which overrides per-system.
The local configuration file is named
hgrc and is found in the
.hg subdirectory of the repository.
The per-user configuration file can be named either
Mercurial.ini. It can be placed either in
The per-system configuration file has to be named
Mercurial.ini. It can be in the installation directory of Mercurial.
There are a couple of other per-system configuration options that are more complicated:
.rc files in the installation directory or using the registry.
More information about configuration file names and paths can be found using:
$ hg help config
Tried with: Mercurial 2.3.2