dh_fixperms(1) — Linux manual page


DH_FIXPERMS(1)                  Debhelper                 DH_FIXPERMS(1)

NAME         top

       dh_fixperms - fix permissions of files in package build

SYNOPSIS         top

       dh_fixperms [debhelper options] [-Xitem]

DESCRIPTION         top

       dh_fixperms is a debhelper program that is responsible for
       setting the permissions of files and directories in package build
       directories to a sane state -- a state that complies with Debian

       dh_fixperms makes all files in usr/share/doc in the package build
       directory (excluding files in the examples/ directory) be mode
       644. It also changes the permissions of all man pages to mode
       644. It removes group and other write permission from all files.
       It removes execute permissions from any libraries, headers, Perl
       modules, or desktop files that have it set. It makes all files in
       the standard bin and sbin directories, usr/games/ and etc/init.d
       executable (since v4). Finally, it removes the setuid and setgid
       bits from all files in the package.

       When the Rules-Requires-Root field has the (effective) value of
       binary-targets, dh_fixperms will also reset the ownership of all
       paths to "root:root".

OPTIONS         top

       -Xitem, --exclude item
           Exclude files that contain item anywhere in their filename
           from having their permissions changed. You may use this
           option multiple times to build up a list of things to

SEE ALSO         top


       This program is a part of debhelper.

AUTHOR         top

       Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>

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