hg clone [OPTION]... SOURCE [DEST]

make a copy of an existing repository

    Create a copy of an existing repository in a new directory.

    If no destination directory name is specified, it defaults to the basename
    of the source.

    The location of the source is added to the new repository's ".hg/hgrc"
    file, as the default to be used for future pulls.

    Only local paths and "ssh://" URLs are supported as destinations. For
    "ssh://" destinations, no working directory or ".hg/hgrc" will be created
    on the remote side.

    To pull only a subset of changesets, specify one or more revisions
    identifiers with -r/--rev or branches with -b/--branch. The resulting
    clone will contain only the specified changesets and their ancestors.
    These options (or 'clone src#rev dest') imply --pull, even for local
    source repositories. Note that specifying a tag will include the tagged
    changeset but not the changeset containing the tag.

    To check out a particular version, use -u/--update, or -U/--noupdate to
    create a clone with no working directory.

    See "hg help urls" for details on specifying URLs.

    Returns 0 on success.


 -U --noupdate          the clone will include an empty working copy (only a
 -u --updaterev REV     revision, tag or branch to check out
 -r --rev REV [+]       include the specified changeset
 -b --branch BRANCH [+] clone only the specified branch
    --pull              use pull protocol to copy metadata
    --uncompressed      use uncompressed transfer (fast over LAN)
 -e --ssh CMD           specify ssh command to use
    --remotecmd CMD     specify hg command to run on the remote side
    --insecure          do not verify server certificate (ignoring web.cacerts

[+] marked option can be specified multiple times

use "hg -v help clone" to show more info