Help: revert

hg revert [OPTION]... [-r REV] [NAME]...

restore files to their checkout state


To check out earlier revisions, you should use "hg update REV". To cancel an uncommitted merge (and lose your changes), use "hg update --clean .".

With no revision specified, revert the specified files or directories to the contents they had in the parent of the working directory. This restores the contents of files to an unmodified state and unschedules adds, removes, copies, and renames. If the working directory has two parents, you must explicitly specify a revision.

Using the -r/--rev or -d/--date options, revert the given files or directories to their states as of a specific revision. Because revert does not change the working directory parents, this will cause these files to appear modified. This can be helpful to "back out" some or all of an earlier change. See "hg backout" for a related method.

Modified files are saved with a .orig suffix before reverting. To disable these backups, use --no-backup.

See "hg help dates" for a list of formats valid for -d/--date.

Returns 0 on success.


-a --all revert all changes when no arguments given
-d --date DATE tipmost revision matching date
-r --rev REV revert to the specified revision
-C --no-backup do not save backup copies of files
-I --include PATTERN [+] include names matching the given patterns
-X --exclude PATTERN [+] exclude names matching the given patterns
-n --dry-run do not perform actions, just print output

[+] marked option can be specified multiple times

global options:

-R --repository REPO repository root directory or name of overlay bundle file
--cwd DIR change working directory
-y --noninteractive do not prompt, automatically pick the first choice for all prompts
-q --quiet suppress output
-v --verbose enable additional output
--config CONFIG [+] set/override config option (use '')
--debug enable debugging output
--debugger start debugger
--encoding ENCODE set the charset encoding (default: ascii)
--encodingmode MODE set the charset encoding mode (default: strict)
--traceback always print a traceback on exception
--time time how long the command takes
--profile print command execution profile
--version output version information and exit
-h --help display help and exit
--hidden consider hidden changesets

[+] marked option can be specified multiple times