hg tag [-f] [-l] [-m TEXT] [-d DATE] [-u USER] [-r REV] NAME...

add one or more tags for the current or given revision

Name a particular revision using <name>.

Tags are used to name particular revisions of the repository and are very useful to compare different revisions, to go back to significant earlier versions or to mark branch points as releases, etc. Changing an existing tag is normally disallowed; use -f/--force to override.

If no revision is given, the parent of the working directory is used.

To facilitate version control, distribution, and merging of tags, they are stored as a file named ".hgtags" which is managed similarly to other project files and can be hand-edited if necessary. This also means that tagging creates a new commit. The file ".hg/localtags" is used for local tags (not shared among repositories).

Tag commits are usually made at the head of a branch. If the parent of the working directory is not a branch head, 'hg tag' aborts; use -f/--force to force the tag commit to be based on a non-head changeset.

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

Since tag names have priority over branch names during revision lookup, using an existing branch name as a tag name is discouraged.

Returns 0 on success.


-f --force force tag
-l --local make the tag local
-r --rev REV revision to tag
--remove remove a tag
-e --edit invoke editor on commit messages
-m --message TEXT use text as commit message
-d --date DATE record the specified date as commit date
-u --user USER record the specified user as committer

global options ([+] can be repeated):

-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 'section.name=value')
--debug enable debugging output
--debugger start debugger
--encoding ENCODE set the charset encoding (default: UTF-8)
--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