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dh_prep - perform cleanups in preparation for building a binary package

DH_PREP(1) Debhelper DH_PREP(1)

NAME

dh_prep - perform cleanups in preparation for building a binary package

SYNOPSIS

dh_prep [debhelper options] [-Xitem]

DESCRIPTION

dh_prep is a debhelper program that performs some file cleanups in preparation for building a binary package. (This is what dh_clean -k used to do.) It removes the package build directories, debian/tmp, and some temp files that are generated when building a binary package.
It is typically run at the top of the binary-arch and binary-indep targets, or at the top of a target such as install that they depend on.

OPTIONS

-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.

SEE ALSO

debhelper(7)
This program is a part of debhelper.

AUTHOR

Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>
2017-10-26 10.10.5