DH_UCF(1)                         Debhelper                        DH_UCF(1)

NAME         top

       dh_ucf - register configuration files with ucf

SYNOPSIS         top

       dh_ucf [debhelper options] [-A] [-n] [file ...]

DESCRIPTION         top

       dh_ucf is a debhelper program that is responsible for generating the
       postinst and postrm commands that register files with ucf(1) and

FILES         top

           List pairs of source and destination files to register with ucf.
           Each pair should be put on its own line, with the source and
           destination separated by whitespace. Both source and destination
           must be absolute paths. The source should be a file that is
           provided by your package, typically in /usr/share/, while the
           destination is typically a file in /etc/.

           A dependency on ucf will be generated in ${misc:Depends}.

OPTIONS         top

       -A, --all
           Install all files specified by command line parameters in ALL
           packages acted on.

       -n, --no-scripts
           Do not modify postinst/postrm scripts. Turns this command into a

       file ...
           Install these info files into the first package acted on. (Or in
           all packages if -A is specified).

NOTES         top

       Note that this command is not idempotent. dh_prep(1) should be called
       between invocations of this command. Otherwise, it may cause multiple
       instances of the same text to be added to maintainer scripts.

SEE ALSO         top


       This program is a part of debhelper.

AUTHOR         top

       Joey Hess <> Jeroen Schot <>

COLOPHON         top

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11.5                             2018-10-28                        DH_UCF(1)