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    <h1>Mercurial for Windows</h1>

    <p>Welcome to Mercurial for Windows!</p>

      Mercurial is a command-line application. You must run it from
      the Windows command prompt (or if you're hard core, a <a
      href="">MinGW</a> shell).

    <p class="indented">
      <i>Note: the standard <a href="">MinGW</a>
      msys startup script uses rxvt which has problems setting up
      standard input and output. Running bash directly works

      For documentation, please visit the <a
      href="">Mercurial web site</a>.
      You can also download a free book, <a
      href="">Mercurial: The Definitive

      By default, Mercurial installs to <tt>C:\Program
      Files\Mercurial</tt>. The Mercurial command is called

    <h1>Testing Mercurial after you've installed it</h1>

      The easiest way to check that Mercurial is installed properly is
      to just type the following at the command prompt:


      This command should print a useful help message. If it does,
      other Mercurial commands should work fine for you.

    <h1>Configuration notes</h1>
    <h4>Default editor</h4>
      The default editor for commit messages is 'notepad'. You can set
      the <tt>EDITOR</tt> (or <tt>HGEDITOR</tt>) environment variable
      to specify your preference or set it in <tt>mercurial.ini</tt>:
editor = whatever

    <h4>Configuring a Merge program</h4>
      It should be emphasized that Mercurial by itself doesn't attempt
      to do a Merge at the file level, neither does it make any
      attempt to Resolve the conflicts.

      By default, Mercurial will use the merge program defined by the
      <tt>HGMERGE</tt> environment variable, or uses the one defined
      in the <tt>mercurial.ini</tt> file. (see <a
      on the Mercurial Wiki for more information)

    <h1>Reporting problems</h1>

      Before you report any problems, please consult the <a
      href="">Mercurial web site</a>
      and see if your question is already in our list of <a
      Answered Questions</a> (the "FAQ").

      If you cannot find an answer to your question, please feel free
      to send mail to the Mercurial mailing list, at <a
      <b>Remember</b>, the more useful information you include in your
      report, the easier it will be for us to help you!

      If you are IRC-savvy, that's usually the fastest way to get
      help. Go to <tt>#mercurial</tt> on <tt></tt>.

    <h1>Author and copyright information</h1>

      Mercurial was written by <a href="">Matt
      Mackall</a>, and is maintained by Matt and a team of volunteers.

      The Windows installer was written by <a
      href="">Bryan O'Sullivan</a>.

      Mercurial is Copyright 2005-2010 Matt Mackall and others. See
      the <tt>Contributors.txt</tt> file for a list of contributors.

      Mercurial is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
      modify it under the terms of the <a
      General Public License version 2</a> or any later version.

      Mercurial is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
      <b>without any warranty</b>; without even the implied warranty
      of <b>merchantability</b> or <b>fitness for a particular
      purpose</b>. See the GNU General Public License for more