I have downloaded and installed Mercurial in my PC. However, I don't know what to do next. I thought it's like other programs; that after installing it'll just appear and then you can already use it. What am I do next?

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Try Joel Spolsky's great Mercurial tutorial at : Hg Init: a Mercurial tutorial It's the most lucid explanation of Mercurial I've ever come across. You'll have a very good idea what to do next after reading it.

  • Definitely. That's the first thing that came to my mind after reading the question.
    – ayaz
    Aug 21, 2010 at 14:51

Mercurial is driven from the command line, so you would normally open a terminal to use it. However, if you would be more comfortable with a GUI, take a look at TortoiseHg. You can find tutorials, quick-start guides and other Mercurial documentation at the Mercurial site.

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