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apt-extracttemplates - Utility to extract debconf config and templates

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NAME

apt-extracttemplates - Utility to extract debconf config and templates from Debian packages

SYNOPSIS

apt-extracttemplates [ -t=temporary_directory] filename... {-v | --version} {-h | --help}

DESCRIPTION

apt-extracttemplates will take one or more Debian package files as input and write out (to a temporary directory) all associated config scripts and template files. For each passed in package that contains config scripts and templates, one line of output will be generated in the format:
package version template-file config-script
template-file and config-script are written to the temporary directory specified by the -t or --tempdir (APT::ExtractTemplates::TempDir) directory, with filenames of the form package.template.XXXXXX and package.config.XXXXXX

OPTIONS

All command line options may be set using the configuration file, the descriptions indicate the configuration option to set. For boolean options you can override the config file by using something like -f-,--no-f, -f=no or several other variations.
-t, --tempdir
Temporary directory in which to write extracted debconf template files and config scripts. Configuration Item: APT::ExtractTemplates::TempDir
-h, --help
Show a short usage summary.
-v, --version
Show the program version.
-c, --config-file
Configuration File; Specify a configuration file to use. The program will read the default configuration file and then this configuration file. If configuration settings need to be set before the default configuration files are parsed specify a file with the APT_CONFIG environment variable. See apt.conf(5) for syntax information.
-o, --option
Set a Configuration Option; This will set an arbitrary configuration option. The syntax is -o Foo::Bar=bar. -o and --option can be used multiple times to set different options.

SEE ALSO

apt.conf(5)

DIAGNOSTICS

apt-extracttemplates returns zero on normal operation, decimal 100 on error.

BUGS

APT bug page[1]. If you wish to report a bug in APT, please see /usr/share/doc/debian/bug-reporting.txt or the reportbug(1) command.

AUTHORS

Jason Gunthorpe
APT team

NOTES

1.
APT bug page
http://bugs.debian.org/src:apt
27 March 2014 APT 1.6~alpha3