copy folders instead of sequential hg clones

Mike Duigou mike.duigou at
Fri Apr 11 23:54:00 UTC 2014

You might wish instead to do local clones of the first repo.

hg clone first
cd first
sh (with possibly some "magic" url)
cd ..
hg clone first second
cd second
sh ../first

If you need to move repos between local machines or VMs you can also use, for jdk9 repos,

sh common/bin/ serve

and then use

hg clone repo
cd repo

where "" and "repo" are replaced with the names shown in the status output from the serve command.

There is nothing encoded in the repo which should cause problems due to copying but a local clone *should* be faster and use less disk space.



On Apr 11 2014, at 16:26 , Pete Brunet <peter.brunet at> wrote:

> Since it takes forever to clone on my Win machine, in the case where I
> want to work on several bugs, is it OK to instead clone the first
> directory and then cp -ar that to n additional directories?  -Pete

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