Using Mercurial with Windows Powershell

Last month I wrote about using git with Windows Powershell by making use of a custom prompt function as well as tab expansion. My sample code for the git tab expansion and Mark’s custom prompt are now available on GitHub in the posh-git project.

I’ve also ported both the prompt and the tab expansion to work with Mercurial.

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Much like the git prompt, the Mercurial prompt shows the name of the branch as well as other information. The prompt shows the following information:

I’ve also written some basic tab expansion functionality that provides completion for hg commands as well as hgtk commands (the TortoiseHg command line tool).

Code can be found in the posh-hg repository (somewhat ironically hosted on GitHub).