The Mercurial Clone action creates a copy of an existing repository in a new directory. The source repository can be local or network-based. The target repository should be a local directory. The target directory does not need to exist.
Clone on the specified revisions and ancestors.
Specify a revision in the current repository to tag, branch or check out
Does not populate the working directory. That is, only the repository metadata will be cloned.
Use the pull protocol to copy metadata.
Use uncompressed transfer. This is recommended when the source is local or an a LAN.
See also: Choosing Repositories