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TortoiseHg logo.png
Stable release
4.8[1] / November 13, 2018; 6 days ago (2018-11-13)[2]
Written inPython
Operating systemCross-platform
TypeMercurial client
LicenseGNU General Public License

TortoiseHg is a GUI front-end for Mercurial that runs on Microsoft Windows (on which it integrates directly with File Explorer[3]), Mac OS X,[4] and Linux.[5]

It is written in PyQt (except the Windows shell extension), and the underlying client can be used on the command line.

It is often recommended and preferred for working with Mercurial on Windows.[6][7]

This is a brief list of its features:

  • Repository explorer
  • Commit dialog
  • Support for visual diff/merge tools.
  • Data mining on repository contents
  • Seamless support for serving a repository via Mercurial's integrated web interface.
  • Repository synchronization
  • Intuitive GUI for managing Mercurial settings

It is free software released under the GNU General Public License.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "TortoiseHg release notes". Retrieved 18 November 2018 – via Bitbucket.
  2. ^ Borho, Steve. "wix: add sqlite3.dll to the lib\ folder". Retrieved 18 November 2018 – via Bitbucket.
  3. ^ "Source Code Control with Git and Mercurial". 2014-04-01. Retrieved 2015-01-26.
  4. ^ "Install TortoiseHg on Mac OSX".
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  7. ^ (TortoiseHg is) "a very nice GUI for Mercurial"

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