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Better archive fingerprint file composition.

Project Description

The hg-fingerprint mercurial plugin does two things:

  1. Enhances the archive command with options to control the .hg_archival.txt file in the following ways:
    • Adjust the file name,
    • Change the file format, and
    • Add a timestamp for when the archive was generated.
  2. Provides the fingerprint command to output the archive fingerprint file without having to actually do the archive.

Supported Formats

The following formats are supported:

  • text (the default):

    repo: dca7d15bf04445e0a3136d5ce5cfa034e5cfa034
    node: 6d881282ad46412ead8ad83e074ce451074ce451
    branch: default
    latesttag: blue
    latesttag: moon
    latesttagdistance: 7
    timestamp: 2009-02-13T23:31:30Z
  • json (whitespace added for clarity):

      "repo": "dca7d15bf04445e0a3136d5ce5cfa034e5cfa034",
      "node": "6d881282ad46412ead8ad83e074ce451074ce451",
      "branch": "default",
      "latesttags": ["blue", "moon"],
      "latesttagdistance": 7,
      "timestamp": "2009-02-13T23:31:30Z"
  • yaml:

    repo: dca7d15bf04445e0a3136d5ce5cfa034e5cfa034
    node: 6d881282ad46412ead8ad83e074ce451074ce451
    branch: default
    latesttags: [blue, moon]
    latesttagdistance: 7
    timestamp: '2009-02-13T23:31:30Z'
  • xml (whitespace added for clarity):

    <?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>


The fingerprint plugin adds the following new configuration section:


path                    = .hg_archival.txt
format                  = text
timestamp               = true
  • path : str, default: ‘.hg_archival.txt’

    The path, within the archive, to store the fingerprint in. The results are undefined if the path already exists.

  • format : str, default: ‘text’

    The file format to store the fingerprint in.

  • timestamp : bool, default: true

    Whether or not to store the archive generation timestamp in the fingerprint in ISO 8601 date-time format. Note that this is the only value whose default alters the standard way the archive command works – this is because it is additive, and should therefore have no, or at most minimal, impact.

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