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Can I move the directory a local Mercurial repository is contained in without breaking it, or does it know where it lives and expect it to live there forever? (Coming from SVN with its switch/relocate requirements for moving local repos.)

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In short, yes. You can move the .hg repository folder and then pull a new copy of your source.

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You can move .hg or the directory below it. The only thing that might break are the paths defined in .hg/hgrc if they are relative. –  tonfa Mar 25 '10 at 21:52

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