One of my frequently used
git commands is '
git show <rev>'. As in, "show me
what the heck this guy did here." Unfortunately, Mercurial doesn't have the same
command, but it's easy enough to implement it using an alias in your
The command you would run from the command line to get the output is:
hg log --patch --rev <rev>. All, you need to do is drop this into the
stanza of your
.hgrc and you'll have the
hg show command.
Below I have cleverly used my new '
hg show' command to show you the changes I
made to my
.hgrc in order to get the new alias working.
Ullr:Slaptijack scott$ hg show e67d5afb42a5 changeset: 274:e67d5afb42a5 tag: tip user: "Scott Hebert" date: Sun Oct 25 09:51:24 2015 -0500 summary: add show alias like 'git show' diff -r 0fd0c0faf10c -r e67d5afb42a5 Slaptijack/hgrc --- a/Slaptijack/hgrc Sun Oct 25 09:49:15 2015 -0500 +++ b/Slaptijack/hgrc Sun Oct 25 09:51:24 2015 -0500 @@ -3,3 +3,6 @@ [extensions] color = + +[alias] +show = log --patch --rev
UPDATE: A buddy of mine pointed out another way to implement this alias is to
log --patch --rev with
diff -c in the snippet above. In my testing,
both options seem to work perfectly well. The alias that uses log gives you the
changeset metadata in addition to the diff, so that might be only thing that plays
into your adoption of one over the other.