hg shelve [OPTION]... [FILE]...
save and set aside changes from the working directory
Shelving takes files that "hg status" reports as not clean, saves the modifications to a bundle (a shelved change), and reverts the files so that their state in the working directory becomes clean.
To restore these changes to the working directory, using "hg unshelve"; this will work even if you switch to a different commit.
When no files are specified, "hg shelve" saves all not-clean files. If specific files or directories are named, only changes to those files are shelved.
In bare shelve (when no files are specified, without interactive, include and exclude option), shelving remembers information if the working directory was on newly created branch, in other words working directory was on different branch than its first parent. In this situation unshelving restores branch information to the working directory.
Each shelved change has a name that makes it easier to find later. The name of a shelved change defaults to being based on the active bookmark, or if there is no active bookmark, the current named branch. To specify a different name, use "--name".
To see a list of existing shelved changes, use the "--list" option. For each shelved change, this will print its name, age, and description; use "--patch" or "--stat" for more details.
To delete specific shelved changes, use "--delete". To delete all shelved changes, use "--cleanup".
options ([+] can be repeated):
|-A||--addremove||mark new/missing files as added/removed before shelving|
|-u||--unknown||store unknown files in the shelve|
|--cleanup||delete all shelved changes|
|--date DATE||shelve with the specified commit date|
|-d||--delete||delete the named shelved change(s)|
|-e||--edit||invoke editor on commit messages|
|-k||--keep||shelve, but keep changes in the working directory|
|-l||--list||list current shelves|
|-m||--message TEXT||use text as shelve message|
|-n||--name NAME||use the given name for the shelved commit|
|-p||--patch||output patches for changes (provide the names of the shelved changes as positional arguments)|
|--stat||output diffstat-style summary of changes (provide the names of the shelved changes as positional arguments)|
|-I||--include PATTERN [+]||include names matching the given patterns|
|-X||--exclude PATTERN [+]||exclude names matching the given patterns|
global options ([+] can be repeated):
|-R||--repository REPO||repository root directory or name of overlay bundle file|
|--cwd DIR||change working directory|
|-y||--noninteractive||do not prompt, automatically pick the first choice for all prompts|
|-v||--verbose||enable additional output|
|--color TYPE||when to colorize (boolean, always, auto, never, or debug)|
|--config CONFIG [+]||set/override config option (use 'section.name=value')|
|--debug||enable debugging output|
|--encoding ENCODE||set the charset encoding (default: UTF-8)|
|--encodingmode MODE||set the charset encoding mode (default: strict)|
|--traceback||always print a traceback on exception|
|--time||time how long the command takes|
|--profile||print command execution profile|
|--version||output version information and exit|
|-h||--help||display help and exit|
|--hidden||consider hidden changesets|
|--pager TYPE||when to paginate (boolean, always, auto, or never) (default: auto)|