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TortoiseHg is a Windows shell extension and a series of applications for the Mercurial distributed revision control system. It also includes a Gnome/Nautilus extension and a CLI wrapper application so the TortoiseHg tools can be used on non-Windows platforms.

Acknowledgement: The TortoiseHg installer for Windows includes the TortoiseOverlays handler, as provided by the TortoiseSVN project.

Download | Documentation | FAQ | ReleaseNotes | RoadMap


TortoiseHg has monthly releases, roughly at the same time as Mercurial releases. Our packages have the same version as the most recent Mercurial tag. Every three months is a new feature release, the other releases are for bug fixes and minor improvements. The .2 releases are suggested for optimum stability.

Supported Platforms

  • Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7
  • Command line support via thg
  • Debian and RedHat distributions, see Download
  • Mac OS X is supported via source install or nightly builds
  • Ubuntu / CentOS

Please note that like TortoiseSVN, we recommend to turn off the indexing service on the working copies and repositories, and exclude them from virus scans (on Windows).


For the mercurial.ini configuration files, see hgrc.5.html, for the 'hg' command see hg.1.html (also available in the 'docs' subdirectory inside the install directory)

A Gentle Introduction to Using TortoiseHG on Windows

And another one in German and in English.

Bugs and Feature Requests

See BugReport

Mailing Lists

For any questions or comments on TortoiseHg, please post to mailing lists:

Other Languages

日本語 (Japanese)


For details on contributing to TortoiseHg, visit the Nit page and the developers wiki.

For contributing to translations, please visit our page on Launchpad

For contributing to the wiki, look here.