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DH_CLEAN

Section: Debhelper (1)
Updated: 2002-03-16
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NAME

dh_clean - clean up package build directories  

SYNOPSIS

dh_clean [debhelper options] [-k] [-d] [-Xitem] [file ...]  

DESCRIPTION

dh_clean is a debhelper program that is responsible for cleaning up after a package is built. It removes the package build directories, and removes some other files, such as debian/substvars, debian/files, and any detritus left behind by other debhelper commands (debian/*.debhelper). It also removes common files that should not appear in a debian diff:
  #*# *~ DEADJOE *.orig *.rej *.SUMS TAGS core .deps/* *.P  

OPTIONS

-k, --keep
Do not delete debian/files. When do you want to use this? Anytime you have a debian/rules that has 2 binary targets that build different .deb packages; for example, one target is binary-arch, and the other is binary-indep, or one target builds the shared library, and the other the -dev package. If you didn't use -k in these cases, then debian/files would be deleted in the middle, and your changes file will only contain the last binary package that was built.
-d, --dirs-only
Only clean the package build directories, do not clean up any other files at all.
-Xitem --exclude=item
Exclude files that contain ``item'' anywhere in their filename from being deleted, even if they would normally be deleted. You may use this option multiple times to build up a list of things to exclude.
file ...
Delete these files too.
 

SEE ALSO

debhelper(1)

This program is a part of debhelper.  

AUTHOR

Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>


 

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