How to locate and recover a deleted file


At some stage in the past I had a "foo.txt" which was under Mercurial source control. However it has now been deleted.

How can I recover the file when I don't know the last Mercurial revision in which the file was deleted?

Best Answer

If you know the exact path for the file, you can do something like :

hg log -l 1 path/to/foo.txt

This will show you the last changeset where foo.txt was modified, so you will be able to restore the file from this revision.

Once you have the right revision, you can simply do :

hg revert -r <my revision> path/to/foo.txt
hg commit -m "add the foo.txt file again"