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<div class="navheader"><h1 class="booktitle">Mercurial: The Definitive Guide<div class="authors">by Bryan O'Sullivan</div></h1></div>
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<h2>Welcome to Mercurial: The Definitive Guide</h2>
<p>This is the online home of the book &#8220;Mercurial: The
Definitive Guide&#8221;.
It was published in 2009 by O'Reilly Media.</p>
<p><a href="">Mercurial</a> is a
fast, lightweight source control management system
designed for easy and efficient handling of very large distributed
projects. My book tells you what it is, why you should care, and
how you can use it effectively.</p>
<h2>Read it online</h2>
<p>I make the content freely available online: you
can <a href="/read/"><i>read it here</i></a>. If you like it,
please <a href="#buy">buy a copy</a>!</p>
<p>For news updates, please
visit <a href="">my blog</a>. You
should follow me on
Twitter <a href="">here</a>.</p>
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<p>If you like the book, please support the work of the Software
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<h2>You should contribute!</h2>
<p>I publish the source code for this book
as <a href="">a
Mercurial repository</a>. Please feel
welcome to clone it, make modifications to your copy, and send me
changes. Getting a copy of the source takes just a few seconds if
you have Mercurial installed:</p>
<pre class="screen">hg clone</pre>
<p>The online version of the book includes a comment system
that you can use to send feedback involving errors, omissions, and
<p>(If you would like to adapt the comment system for a
publishing project of your own, the source for the web application
is included with the book source at the link above.)</p>
<h2><a name="sfc">How</a> I help Mercurial and free software, and
you can too</h2>
<p>Mercurial is a member of the <a href="">Software Freedom Conservancy</a>, a
wonderful non-profit organisation that offers its member projects
legal and administrative advice.</p>
<p>I donate my royalties from the sales of this book to the
Software Freedom Conservancy, and I encourage you to support their
work, too.</p>
<p>The SFC can
accept <a href="">accept
donations</a> (tax-free under IRS 501(c)(3), within the United
States) on behalf of its member projects. If you would like to
support Mercurial directly, please consider making a donation to
the SFC on its behalf.</p>
<p>If you would like to help free software developers to provide
their important public services without being impeded by legal
issues, please consider donating to the SFC's sister organisation,
the <a href="">Software Freedom Law
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