dh_installexamples(1) — Linux manual page


DH_INSTALLEXAMPLES(1)           Debhelper          DH_INSTALLEXAMPLES(1)

NAME         top

       dh_installexamples - install example files into package build

SYNOPSIS         top

       dh_installexamples [debhelper options] [-A] [-Xitem] [file ...]

DESCRIPTION         top

       dh_installexamples is a debhelper program that is responsible for
       installing examples into usr/share/doc/package/examples in
       package build directories.

       From debhelper compatibility level 11 on, dh_install will fall
       back to looking in debian/tmp for files, if it does not find them
       in the current directory (or wherever you've told it to look
       using --sourcedir).

FILES         top

           Lists example files or directories to be installed.

           If upstream provides an examples directory, you will often
           want to use examples/* rather than examples in this file.
           The latter would create
           /usr/share/doc/package/examples/examples, which is rarely
           what you want.

           Supports substitution variables in compat 13 and later as
           documented in debhelper(7).

OPTIONS         top

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

           Look in the specified directory for files to be installed.
           This option requires compat 11 or later (it is silently
           ignored in compat 10 or earlier).

           Note that this is not the same as the --sourcedirectory
           option used by the dh_auto_* commands. You rarely need to use
           this option, since dh_installexamples automatically looks for
           files in debian/tmp in debhelper compatibility level 11 and

           Set the main package for a documentation package.  This is
           used to install the documentation of the documentation
           package in /usr/share/doc/main-package as recommended by the
           Debian policy manual 3.9.7 in §12.3.

           In compat 11 (or later), this option is only useful if
           debhelper's auto-detection of the main package is wrong.  The
           option can also be used to silence a warning from debhelper
           when the auto-detection fails but the default happens to be

           This option cannot be used when dh_installexamples is
           instructed to act on multiple packages.  If you need this
           option, you will generally need to combine it with -p to
           ensure exactly one package is acted on.

       -Xitem, --exclude=item
           Exclude files that contain item anywhere in their filename
           from being installed.

       file ...
           Install these files (or directories) as examples into the
           first package acted on. (Or into all packages if -A is

NOTES         top

       Note that dh_installexamples will happily copy entire directory
       hierarchies if you ask it to (similar to cp -a). If it is asked
       to install a directory, it will install the complete contents of
       the directory.

SEE ALSO         top


       This program is a part of debhelper.

AUTHOR         top

       Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>

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