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I'm hosting a small php-based website through Bitbucket. I have some files under version control that I don't want to deploy in production (helpful scripts, .xcf files, etc). Is there some way to just send the files I want to the production server?

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@MartinGeisler: Sorry, I forgot I even asked this question. I accepted your answer, a little bit late :) – AaronM Mar 13 '13 at 23:56
@AaronM: thanks, better late than never :-) – Martin Geisler Mar 16 '13 at 14:59
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No, you cannot make Mercurial send only some files. By "send", I guess you mean hg pull or maybe wget<user>/<repo>/get/

The normal way to solve this is to make a dedicated script for deployment. Something like:

cd repo
hg pull
hg archive -r production -X util -X imgs/*.xcf site
rsync -av site server:public_html

where I'm imagining that you have a named branch called production that you want to publish to the server.

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