Using Mercurial Integration
With the Mercurial integration enabled, you can perform basic Mercurial operations from inside WebStorm.
In this section:
- Using Mercurial Integration
- Adding Files to a Local Mercurial Repository
- Setting up a Local Mercurial Repository
- Managing Mercurial Branches and Bookmarks
- Switching Between Working Directories
- Pulling Changes from the Upstream (Pull)
- Pushing Changes to the Upstream (Push)
- Tagging Changesets
- Mercurial is installed on your computer.
The location of the Mercurial executable file
hg.exeis correctly specified on the Mercurial page of the Settings dialog box.
If you followed the standard installation procedure, the default location is
/usr/local/binfor Linux and OS X and
/Program Files/TortoiseHGfor Windows.
It is recommended that you add the path to the Mercurial executable file to the
PATHvariable. In this case, you can specify only the executable name, the full path to the executable location is not required. For more information about environment variables, see Path Variables.
- Mercurial integration is enabled for the current project root or directory.
If you want to use a remote repository, create a Mercurial hosting account first.
You can access the remote repository through a pair of
or apply the username/password and keyboard interactive authentication methods supported by the Mercurial integration.
- When the Mercurial integration with WebStorm is enabled, the Mercurial item appears on the VCS menu, and on the context menus of the Editor and Project views.
- The files in the folders under the Mercurial control are highlighted according to their status. See File Status Highlights for file status highlighting conventions.
- Results of modifications show in the Changes tool window.
- When using the Mercurial integration, it is helpful to open the Version Control tool window.
Its Console tab displays the following data:
- All the commands generated based on the settings you specify through the WebStorm user interface.
- Information messages concerning the results of executing generated Mercurial commands.
- Error messages.