Help: extensions

Using Additional Features

Mercurial has the ability to add new features through the use of extensions. Extensions may add new commands, add options to existing commands, change the default behavior of commands, or implement hooks.

To enable the "foo" extension, either shipped with Mercurial or in the Python search path, create an entry for it in your configuration file, like this:

[extensions]
foo =

You may also specify the full path to an extension:

[extensions]
myfeature = ~/.hgext/myfeature.py

See 'hg help config' for more information on configuration files.

Extensions are not loaded by default for a variety of reasons: they can increase startup overhead; they may be meant for advanced usage only; they may provide potentially dangerous abilities (such as letting you destroy or modify history); they might not be ready for prime time; or they may alter some usual behaviors of stock Mercurial. It is thus up to the user to activate extensions as needed.

To explicitly disable an extension enabled in a configuration file of broader scope, prepend its path with !:

[extensions]
# disabling extension bar residing in /path/to/extension/bar.py
bar = !/path/to/extension/bar.py
# ditto, but no path was supplied for extension baz
baz = !

enabled extensions:

highlight
syntax highlighting for hgweb (requires Pygments)

disabled extensions:

acl
hooks for controlling repository access
blackbox
log repository events to a blackbox for debugging
bugzilla
hooks for integrating with the Bugzilla bug tracker
censor
erase file content at a given revision
churn
command to display statistics about repository history
clonebundles
advertise pre-generated bundles to seed clones
convert
import revisions from foreign VCS repositories into Mercurial
eol
automatically manage newlines in repository files
extdiff
command to allow external programs to compare revisions
factotum
http authentication with factotum
gpg
commands to sign and verify changesets
hgcia
hooks for integrating with the CIA.vc notification service
hgk
browse the repository in a graphical way
histedit
interactive history editing
inotify
accelerate status report using Linux's inotify service
interhg
expand expressions into changelog and summaries
keyword
expand keywords in tracked files
largefiles
track large binary files
mq
manage a stack of patches
notify
hooks for sending email push notifications
patchbomb
command to send changesets as (a series of) patch emails
purge
command to delete untracked files from the working directory
rebase
command to move sets of revisions to a different ancestor
relink
recreates hardlinks between repository clones
schemes
extend schemes with shortcuts to repository swarms
share
share a common history between several working directories
shelve
save and restore changes to the working directory
strip
strip changesets and their descendants from history
transplant
command to transplant changesets from another branch
win32mbcs
allow the use of MBCS paths with problematic encodings
zeroconf
discover and advertise repositories on the local network