hgview - Man Page

Qt based mercurial repository browser


hgview [options] [filename]


hgview(1) is a GUI application usually invoked from the command line. The simplest way to use it is to install it as a hg extension. Alternatively, it can be used as a standalone application.

If [filename] is given, hgview will start in file-diff mode, in which user can easily compare arbitrary revisions of a file.

Use ``hg help hgview`` for an extended help description


-n, ā€‰--navigate (require a filename)

starts in filelog navigation mode

-r REV, --rev=REV

starts in manifest mode for given revision



This is the standard file for configuring hg and its extensions. See hg qv-config for more details on what can be configured this way.


This file holds configurations related to authors of patches in the hg repository. See hg qv-config for more details on what can be configured this way.


Please contribute to hgview by using the forge at https://foss.heptapod.net/mercurial/hgview


Current version has been mainly written by David Douard <david.douard@logilab.fr[1]>, based on hgview 0.x code which has been written by Ludovic Aubry, Graziella Toutoungis and others.




This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this pro- gram; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA.