Does SourceTree support Mercurial purge?


After running a manual merge operation, .orig files stay behind in the repository. Is there an option to enable "hg purge" to run after a merge operation to cleanup the repository?


Jared S.

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Not at the moment, I actually have *.orig in my hgignore so I never see them and forget they're there, except when I do a bulk cleanup every so often. If it's bothering you you can quickly knock up a Custom Action to do it pretty easily (Preferences > Custom Actions)

Thanks for the quick response! I set up the custom action by doing the following:

1. Enabled the purge extension by adding the following to my .hgrc file

purge =

2. Created the following Custom Action:

Script to run: hg

Paramaters: purge

I bound it to a key and it works as a macro.

I have some suggestions for improvement

1) For custom actions, allow for an evented architecture so i can define when the custom actions run automatically (i.e., after a merge, on commit, etc...)

2) Enable purge as an option

By implementing the former improvement you open up the door to allow users to really extend the usability of the product without adding a lot of code. Hope this helps!

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