1. Marcin Kasperski
  2. mercurial/all_paths



Mercurial All Paths extension

Push or pull to many (or all) paths at once. drone-badge

1   Basic usage


hg pushall

to push to all remotes which are defined for the repository. Or:

hg pullall

to pull from all remotes in order.

There are also:

hg incomingall

hg outgoingall

Standard push/pull options can be given, for example:

hg pushall -f -B issue-13724

hg pullall -r stable --insecure

Those commands iterate over all paths returned by hg paths. This usually means iterating over paths defined in [paths] section of .hg/hgrc, but Path Pattern paths are also handled. You can impact this behaviour by configuration, see below.

2   Defining path groups

Instead of pushing/pulling everywhere, you can define and use groups:

hg pushall -g publish

pushes to all paths from the publish group (where publish is symbolic name of your choosing). Or:

hg pullall -g shared

pulls from all paths in shared group.

There are two ways to define such a group:

  1. Define appropriate entry in [all_paths] section (either in .hg/hgrc or in your global ~/.hgrc). For example:

    group.publish = bitbucket github backup

    (path aliases bitbucket, github and backup must be somehow defined).

  2. (Legacy method) Put the section of the same name in .hg/hgrc, and define all paths there. For example:

    bitbucket = ssh://hg@bitbucket.org/ludovicchabant/piecrust
    github = git+ssh://git@github.com:ludovicchabant/PieCrust.git
    backup = ssh://ludo@backup.local/piecrust

    The syntax is the same as in standard [paths] section, just name the section with the name of your group.


    Be careful to avoid conflicts with names which mean something to Mercurial. For example web would be a bad name as [web] section configures hg serve behaviour, and ui would be fatal as [ui] configures various basic Mercurial settings.

I recommend the former method as it avoids the risk of conflicts, makes it easy to define groups globally instead of defining them for every repository (especially handy if you use Path Pattern), and is more compact.

Groups are also handled for incomingall and outgoingall, but long --group option must be used (-g is already taken by standard Mercurial, means reporting in --git diff format):

hg outgoingall --group publish

3   Configuration

The extension can be configured using [all_paths] section of your global (~/.hgrc) or repository-level (.hg/hgrc) config file:

prioritize = platon department
ignore = bitbucket production
group.publish = github bitbucket
group.backup = homebackup awsbackup

prioritize impacts the order, defines paths which are to be handled first (if present). This is mostly useful for pullall where pulling from local fast computer before pulling from BitBucket server means saving some time and traffic. So:

prioritize = platon department

means: if path named platon is present, handle it first, then path named department, only then follow to other paths.

ignore lists paths which should be ignored, those remotes will be skipped. So:

ignore = bitbucket production

means that hg pullall or hg pushall should not use bitbucket path (in my case because this is HTTP remote, and I have also preferable bitssh``configured), and ``production path (as there I prefer to pull and push only on specific demand).

Both those settings impact only default commands (those run without -g GROUP option). In case of groups items are processed in the order they are specified in group definition.

group.«NAME» define group for -g «NAME» as described earlier.

4   Installation

4.1   From PyPi

If you have working pip or easy_install:

pip install --user mercurial_all_paths

or maybe:

sudo pip install mercurial_all_paths

Then activate by:

mercurial_all_paths =

To upgrade, repeat the same command with --upgrade option, for example:

pip install --user --upgrade mercurial_all_paths

4.2   From source

If you don't have pip, or wish to follow development more closely:

  • clone both this repository and mercurial_extension_utils and put them in the same directory, for example:

    cd ~/sources
    hg clone https://bitbucket.org/Mekk/mercurial-extension_utils/
    hg clone https://bitbucket.org/Mekk/mercurial-all_paths/
  • update to newest tags,

  • activate by:

    mercurial_all_paths = ~/sources/mercurial-all_paths/mercurial_all_paths.py

To upgrade, pull and update.

Note that directory names matter. See mercurial_extension_utils for longer description of this kind of installation.

6   Development

Development is tracked on BitBucket, see


Original repository, maintained by Ludovic Chabant (lagging a bit at the moment):


7   Additional notes

Information about this extension is also available on Mercurial Wiki: http://mercurial.selenic.com/wiki/AllPathsExtension