How do I get an explanation of the source tree menu options?

When I right click a branch  X (say)  in source tree I get menu options such as 

"Update to X"

"Merge X into current branch"

"Rebase current changes onto X"

"Diff against current"

"Close X"

"Create Pull Request"

Where can I find help on each of these menu options?  It seems to me that I need to learn what each verb "Update, Merge, Rebase, Diff" means.  Is there an easier way?  I am using Mercurial

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These are standard git operations - and there's nothing special from SourceTree within these actions ....

I would recommend to get more familiar with git and get fundamental knowledge of git studying a few git tutorials like

She's using Mercurial, not Git, so those tutorials aren't directly relevant. However, the spirit of the answer is accurate: these are Mercurial terms, and SourceTree assumes that you know enough about Mercurial to understand those terms.

Oppps - misread the question. - thanks for the hint. Generally said: these are basic terms of almost any modern sourcecode management system (SCM). You should try to broaden your knowledge of your SCM ...

Thanks Johannes, I have worked through Mercurial tutorials, but as a newby was hoping for easy reminders.  Even a link to a glossary of terms would help.
I did find



Hmmm ... these verbs are describing mostly the most elementary concepts of a SCM. I really don't know neither anything about mercurial nor a good glossary of terms ... A very basic intro into SCM (git): (hope this gives an intro into the concepts of SCM which could be understood by absolute beginners ... As I'm a more advanced user almost everything there is clear for me ...) You might also find hints here: But as I said: I'm a git-boy, so no links for mercurial ... ;-/

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