Help: incoming

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

aliases: in

show new changesets found in 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:

pull will create it
pull will update it
pull will create a divergent bookmark
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.

options ([+] can be repeated):

-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

global options ([+] can be repeated):

-R --repository REPO repository root directory or name of overlay bundle file
--cwd DIR change working directory
-y --noninteractive do not prompt, automatically pick the first choice for all prompts
-q --quiet suppress output
-v --verbose enable additional output
--color TYPE when to colorize (boolean, always, auto, never, or debug)
--config CONFIG [+] set/override config option (use '')
--debug enable debugging output
--debugger start debugger
--encoding ENCODE set the charset encoding (default: UTF-8)
--encodingmode MODE set the charset encoding mode (default: strict)
--traceback always print a traceback on exception
--time time how long the command takes
--profile print command execution profile
--version output version information and exit
-h --help display help and exit
--hidden consider hidden changesets
--pager TYPE when to paginate (boolean, always, auto, or never) (default: auto)