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Issue #564 closed

Clone to branch

rchukka
created an issue

When trying to clone a repo it would be nice if clone dialog box shows a option to provide a branch name to clone to. ("-r branchname" in command line)

I guess when user selects clone to branch option it should disable clone to revision?.

Thanks.

Comments (3)

  1. Steve Borho
    • changed status to open

    there's nothing to prevent you from typing a branch name in the revision entry field, but 'clone -r BRANCH' is subtly different from 'clone -b BRANCH' in that the former will only give you the tipmost head of BRANCH and its ancestors.

  2. rchukka reporter

    oh ok, I thought revision text box will only take revision number(int), maybe it will be helpful(for people like me who are new) if you just add a hint to that dialog box that user can enter branch name also.

    or it would be cool also if you let users to put these options in source url, like "https://rchukka@bitbucket.org/tortoisehg/thg -r branch". if there is a "space" in source path then disable all options and assume user wants to do some custom stuff.

    I am new to HG, don't completely understand difference between -r and -b. (even after rereading your comment).

    Thanks.

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