hg incoming

show new changesets found in source



hg incoming [-p] [-n] [-M] [-f] [-r REV]... [--bundle FILENAME] [SOURCE]


Show new changesets found in the specified path/URL or the default pull location. These are the changesets that would have been pulled by hg pull at the time you issued this command.

See pull for valid source format details.

With -B/--bookmarks, the result of bookmark comparison between local and remote repositories is displayed. With -v/--verbose, status is also displayed for each bookmark like below:

BM1               01234567890a added
BM2               1234567890ab advanced
BM3               234567890abc diverged
BM4               34567890abcd changed

The action taken locally when pulling depends on the status of each bookmark:

added:pull will create it
advanced:pull will update it
diverged:pull will create a divergent bookmark
changed:result depends on remote changesets

From the point of view of pulling behavior, bookmark existing only in the remote repository are treated as added, even if it is in fact locally deleted.

For remote repository, using --bundle avoids downloading the changesets twice if the incoming is followed by a pull.


  • show incoming changes with patches and full description:

    hg incoming -vp
  • show incoming changes excluding merges, store a bundle:

    hg in -vpM --bundle incoming.hg
    hg pull incoming.hg
  • briefly list changes inside a bundle:

    hg in changes.hg -T "{desc|firstline}\n"

Returns 0 if there are incoming changes, 1 otherwise.


-f, --force run even if remote repository is unrelated
-n, --newest-first
 show newest record first
--bundle <FILE>
 file to store the bundles into
-r, --rev <REV[+]>
 a remote changeset intended to be added
-B, --bookmarks
 compare bookmarks
-b, --branch <BRANCH[+]>
 a specific branch you would like to pull
-p, --patch show patch
-g, --git use git extended diff format
-l, --limit <NUM>
 limit number of changes displayed
-M, --no-merges
 do not show merges
--stat output diffstat-style summary of changes
-G, --graph show the revision DAG
--style <STYLE>
 display using template map file (DEPRECATED)
-T, --template <TEMPLATE>
 display with template
-e, --ssh <CMD>
 specify ssh command to use
--remotecmd <CMD>
 specify hg command to run on the remote side
--insecure do not verify server certificate (ignoring web.cacerts config)
-S, --subrepos recurse into subrepositories

[+] marked option can be specified multiple times