This extension is not distributed with Mercurial.
Author: Klaus Koch
snap is a Mercurial extension for storing (big) file snapshots outside a Mercurial repository.
This is useful for files which are either too big, or do not change in small enough deltas to be stored in a source revision system like Mercurial. They would increase the repository size, memory consumption, and run-time.
$ hg help snap
to get further information.
The snap extension requires at least Mercurial 1.6, or TortoiseHG 1.1.4.
Configure your .hgrc to enable the extension by adding following lines:
You enable snap like any other Mercurial extension, simply add
About the fork
Since Klaus never responded to patches, I created a fork to update the extension for newer Mercuruial/TortoiseHG versions. Along the way, I squashed some bugs, and added a hook that checks that the right files have indeed been snapped (useful for centralized repository).