hg tag

add one or more tags for the current or given revision



hg tag [-f] [-l] [-m TEXT] [-d DATE] [-u USER] [-r REV] NAME...


Name a particular revision using <name>.

Tags are used to name particular revisions of the repository and are very useful to compare different revisions, to go back to significant earlier versions or to mark branch points as releases, etc. Changing an existing tag is normally disallowed; use -f/--force to override.

If no revision is given, the parent of the working directory is used.

To facilitate version control, distribution, and merging of tags, they are stored as a file named ".hgtags" which is managed similarly to other project files and can be hand-edited if necessary. This also means that tagging creates a new commit. The file ".hg/localtags" is used for local tags (not shared among repositories).

Tag commits are usually made at the head of a branch. If the parent of the working directory is not a branch head, hg tag aborts; use -f/--force to force the tag commit to be based on a non-head changeset.

See hg help dates for a list of formats valid for -d/--date.

Since tag names have priority over branch names during revision lookup, using an existing branch name as a tag name is discouraged.

Returns 0 on success.


-f, --force force tag
-l, --local make the tag local
-r, --rev <REV>
 revision to tag
--remove remove a tag
-e, --edit invoke editor on commit messages
-m, --message <TEXT>
 use text as commit message
-d, --date <DATE>
 record the specified date as commit date
-u, --user <USER>
 record the specified user as committer