Helmut Eller <eller.helmut@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
> I use git to manage some files (.emacs, .bashrc etc.) in my home
> directory and hg for a project in a directory named ~/lisp/slime/.
> I have both, a ~/.git and a ~/lisp/slime/.hg directory
> and my ~/.gitignore contains a line with: lisp*
> However when I invoke C-x v d on ~/lisp/slime, a buffer
> pops up with the first (wrong) line: VC backend : Git
> and lists most of the files from the ~/lisp/slime directory
> as "unregistered". Obviously, I would prefer to use the hg backend
> for the ~/lisp/slime directory.
> On the other hand: if I open a file in ~/lisp/slime the modeline
> correctly displays hg and commands like C-x v l or C-x v = correctly
> use the hg backend.
There's a generic workaround for problems like this: use
C-u C-x v d
to start vc-dir, it will prompt for the VC backend to use.