Mercurial: how do I revert to a particular revision?
I'm working on a live server. I've updated to tip and it's caused problems: I need to revert back to a particular changeset (388) where things were OK.
I have no changes of any value on the server, the local changeset does not matter at all. In fact I actually want to kill any local accidental changes or merges so as not to confuse things.
How do I revert to a particular changeset and kill any local changes? Is it something to do with:
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To clarify, what I would like to do is first revert everything locally to changeset 388, and then ensure that my local repo is in such a state that when I do
I get no output. Otherwise I have a nasty feeling that when I next pull the tip, there will be conflicts to deal with - which I want to avoid, because the local changes are of no value.
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For anyone else in this situation, what eventually fixed it for me was:
rm -rf <repo_dir> hg clone http://repository hg update -r 388
That will kill all your local changes, so proceed with caution (but that's what I wanted in this case).
server: - .. - rev 386 - rev 387 - rev 388 - rev 389 clone to production -- testing stuff, it doesn't work! -- panic! -- rev 390 (in panic) -- rev 391 (in panic) -- cool down, thinking, need to go back to 388 -- one way: hg update -C -rev 388 (to keep 390, 391) -- other way: rm -rf dir (to discard 390, 391) -- hg clone http://server/hg -- cd dir -- hg update 388 -- testing, now works
There is also a wonderful Purge extension. Very solid stuff, it deletes all untracked files from working directory.