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hgapi

hgapi is a pure-Python API to Mercurial, that uses the command-line interface instead of the internal Mercurial API. The rationale for this is twofold: the internal API is unstable, and it is GPL.

hgapi works for Mercurial < 1.9, and will instantly reflect any changes to the repository, unlike interfaces based on the CommandServer (http://mercurial.selenic.com/wiki/CommandServer). It also has a really permissive license (do whatever you want, don't blame me).

For example of code that uses this API, take a look at https://bitbucket.org/haard/autohook which now uses hgapi exclusively. Add any feature requests or bugs found to the issue tracker.

So far, the API supports:

hg init
hg id
hg add <file>
hg commit [files] [-u name] [--close-branch]
hg update <rev>
hg heads
hg log

You also have access to the configuration (config, configbool, configlist) just as in the internal Mercurial API.

Example usage::
>>> import hgapi
>>> repo = hgapi.Repo("test_hgapi") #existing folder
>>> repo.hg_init()
>>> repo.hg_add("file.txt") #already created but not added file
>>> repo.hg_commit("Adding file.txt", user="me")
>>> str(repo['tip'].desc)
'Adding file.txt'

Installation

Easiest is easy_install or pip from PyPy:

pip install hgapi

or:

easy_install hgapi

Otherwise, download the source, make sure you have setuptools installed, and then run:

python setup.py install

License

Copyright (c) 2011, Fredrik Håård

Do whatever you want, don't blame me. You may also use this software as licensed under the MIT or BSD licenses, or the more permissive license below:

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so:

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.