dh_installexamples - install example files into package build directories
is a debhelper program that is responsible for
installing examples into usr/share/doc/package/examples
- Lists example files or directories to be installed.
- -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 above.
- 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 correct.
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
- -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
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.
This program is a part of debhelper.
Joey Hess <email@example.com>