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Allow ambiguous command shortcut if only an alias for the same command. Currently the only example for this is 'hg o' or 'hg ou' as a shortcut for 'hg out' and 'hg outgoing'.
author Thomas Arendsen Hein <>
date Wed, 09 Nov 2005 22:31:18 +0100
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Mercurial's documentation is currently kept in ASCIIDOC format, which
is a simple plain text format that's easy to read and edit. It's also
convertible to a variety of other formats including standard UNIX man
page format and HTML.

To do this, you'll need to install ASCIIDOC:

To generate the man page:

 asciidoc -d manpage -b docbook hg.1.txt
 xmlto man hg.1.xml

To display:

 groff -mandoc -Tascii hg.1 | more

To create the html page (without stylesheets):

 asciidoc -b html hg.1.txt