Dropbox , Mercurial, and other uses

Here are a couple articles that spell out some interesting and useful Dropbox tricks.  The one about Mercurial is coolest – but probably only useful to a certain subset of readers.

The Cleverest Ways to Use Dropbox That You’re Not Using – Clever Uses – Lifehacker

Free utility Dropbox is great at syncing files between computers, but it has a lot more potential than just that. Here’s a handful of clever ways you can use Dropbox that you may not have thought of.

Mercurial (hg) with Dropbox

When you go to another machine, say a Windows machine, all you need to do to get access to your repository is to install Dropbox and then clone from it:

C:\code> hg clone “C:\Users\sgraham\My Dropbox\myproj-hg” myproj

And that’s it. hg push and hg pull && hg update will already work properly.

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