>> HGTAGS file

HGTAGS file format description

Many people share .hgtags files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .hgtags file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .hgtags files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.hgtags - Mercurial Tags Data

The HGTAGS development files are related to Mercurial. HGTAGS file is a Mercurial Tags Data. Mercurial is a cross-platform, distributed revision control tool for software developers. It is mainly implemented using the Python programming language, but includes a binary diff implementation written in C.

Development files
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Mercurial Tags Data related extensions:
Mercurial Data
Mercurial Dependencies Data
Mercurial EOL Data
Mercurial Ignore Data
Mercurial Configuration Data
Mercurial Signatures Data

Naturally, other applications may also use the .hgtags file extension. Even harmful programs can create .hgtags files. Be especially cautious with .hgtags files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .hgtags file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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