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NAME         top

       dh_installdirs - create subdirectories in package build directories

SYNOPSIS         top

       dh_installdirs [debhelper options] [-A] [dir ...]

DESCRIPTION         top

       dh_installdirs is a debhelper program that is responsible for
       creating subdirectories in package build directories.

       Many packages can get away with omitting the call to dh_installdirs
       completely.  Notably, other dh_* commands are expected to create
       directories as needed.

FILES         top

           Lists directories to be created in package.

           Generally, there is no need to list directories created by the
           upstream build system or directories needed by other debhelper

OPTIONS         top

       -A, --all
           Create any directories specified by command line parameters in
           ALL packages acted on, not just the first.

       dir ...
           Create these directories in the package build directory of the
           first package acted on. (Or in all packages if -A is specified.)

SEE ALSO         top


       This program is a part of debhelper.

AUTHOR         top

       Joey Hess <>

COLOPHON         top

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