Keep a journal of where names have pointed.

1. Status

This extension is distributed with Mercurial as experimental.

Author: Facebook, Inc

2. Overview

show the previous position of bookmarks and the working copy

The journal is used to see the previous commits that bookmarks and the working copy pointed to. By default the previous locations for the working copy. Passing a bookmark name will show all the previous positions of that bookmark. Use the --all switch to show previous locations for all bookmarks and the working copy; each line will then include the bookmark name, or . for the working copy, as well.

If name starts with re:, the remainder of the name is treated as a regular expression. To match a name that actually starts with re:, use the prefix literal:.

By default hg journal only shows the commit hash and the command that was running at that time. -v/--verbose will show the prior hash, the user, and the time at which it happened.

Use -c/--commits to output log information on each commit hash; at this point you can use the usual --patch, --git, --stat and --template switches to alter the log output for these.

hg journal -T json can be used to produce machine readable output.

3. Configuration

Configure your .hgrc to enable the extension by adding following lines:

journal =


JournalExtension (last edited 2019-06-17 21:00:54 by AugieFackler)