Bug ID: 5654
Summary: Help text for clone -r option is unclear
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The help text shown for the -r option to clone is:
"include the specified changeset"
To the best of my understanding while this is technically a true statement it
does not seem like a complete description of the -r option.
Note - the web documentation at
https://www.selenic.com/mercurial/hg.1.html#clone does give an example where it
explains that -r will "create a repository without changesets after a
particular revision". This seems better, but still a somewhat stilted way of
making the core point.
It would make more sense to me if it said something like "clone up to and
including the specified changeset".