DH_AUTO_CLEAN(1)                  Debhelper                 DH_AUTO_CLEAN(1)

NAME         top

       dh_auto_clean - automatically cleans up after a build

SYNOPSIS         top

       dh_auto_clean [build system options] [debhelper options] [-- params]

DESCRIPTION         top

       dh_auto_clean is a debhelper program that tries to automatically
       clean up after a package build. It does so by running the appropriate
       command for the build system it detects the package uses. For
       example, if there's a Makefile and it contains a distclean,
       realclean, or clean target, then this is done by running make (or
       MAKE, if the environment variable is set). If there is a or
       Build.PL, it is run to clean the package.

       This is intended to work for about 90% of packages. If it doesn't
       work, or tries to use the wrong clean target, you're encouraged to
       skip using dh_auto_clean at all, and just run make clean manually.

OPTIONS         top

       See "BUILD SYSTEM OPTIONS" in debhelper(7) for a list of common build
       system selection and control options.

       -- params
           Pass params to the program that is run, after the parameters that
           dh_auto_clean usually passes.

SEE ALSO         top


       This program is a part of debhelper.

AUTHOR         top

       Joey Hess <>

COLOPHON         top

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11.5                             2018-10-28                 DH_AUTO_CLEAN(1)