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Cleaning up repositories

I’ve given a lot of files that once were in a mercurial repository but now need adding into another one.

Like with svn, mercurial file trees have hidden folders containing details about the commit history. If these get added into a new repo, things stop working properly.

The trick is to recursively delete these folders then all is good.


// find and remove .hg files in the filesystem
find . -name ".hg" -exec rm -rf {} \;


// works with svn files as well
find . -name ".svn" -exec rm -rf {} \;

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