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I ran

hg pull
hg up

to check in my working copy to the Mercurial repository.

I got some warning messages in the terminal. I closed the terminal and now I want to see those messages again.

Are they stored somewhere? I use Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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Since you are using version control you can always view what exact changes you did to the files, at least, and restore them if it's needed. Also, hg pull; hg update - that pulls from a remote repository and updates the local one to the remote state; it does not check in your working copy (commit and push would do this). –  Daniel Andersson May 11 '12 at 7:48

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It would be depending on the terminal emulation you are running, and the log settings you are using.

By default, all terminal emulations I know discard logged output once they are closed.

So, unless you enabled persistent logging beforehand (in which case you would also know where the logging is done to), the output is lost.

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I'm a Linux user and there I agree completely — but I just learned that the Terminal app in Mac OS will save the scrollback buffer when you quit it. –  Martin Geisler May 11 '12 at 10:42
    
@MartinGeisler: See? "All terminal emulations I know." :-D But thanks for the info. –  DevSolar May 11 '12 at 12:18

nope, it is not usual to store the output of every program you run. you could activate some paranoid logging and spam your disc, but that is not the usual behavior.

so, for your case right now: nope.

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