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DSCEXTRACT(1)						      General Commands Manual						     DSCEXTRACT(1)

dscextract - extract a single file from a Debian source package SYNOPSIS
dscextract [options] dscfile file DESCRIPTION
dscextract reads a single file from a Debian source package. The idea is to only look into .diff.gz files (source format 1.0) or .debian.tar.gz/bz2 files (source format 3.0) where possible, hence avoiding to unpack large tarballs. It is most useful for files in the debian/ subdirectory. file is relative to the first level directory contained in the package, i.e. with the first component stripped. OPTIONS
-f "Fast" mode. For source format 1.0, avoid to fall back scanning the .orig.tar.gz file if file was not found in the .diff.gz. (For 3.0 packages, it is assumed that debian/* are exactly the contents of debian.tar.gz/bz2.) EXIT STATUS
0 file was extracted. 1 file was not found in the source package. 2 An error occurred, like dscfile was not found. EXAMPLE
dscextract dds_2.1.1+ddd105-2.dsc debian/watch || test $? = 1 AUTHOR
dscextract was written by Christoph Berg <>. DEBIAN
Debian Utilities DSCEXTRACT(1)

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PULL-DEBIAN-SOURCE(1)					      General Commands Manual					     PULL-DEBIAN-SOURCE(1)

pull-debian-source - download and extract a source package from Debian SYNOPSIS
pull-debian-source [options] <source package> [release|version] DESCRIPTION
pull-debian-source downloads and extracts the specified version of source package, or the latest version in the specified Debian release. pull-debian-source will try the preferred mirror, default mirror, security mirror, and fall back to Launchpad or, in search of the requested version. OPTIONS
source package The source package to download from Debian. release The release to download the source package from. Defaults to unstable. version The specific version of the package to download. -d, --download-only Do not extract the source package. -m DEBIAN_MIRROR, --mirror=DEBIAN_MIRROR Use the specified mirror. Should be in the form If the package isn't found on this mirror, pull-debian-source will fall back to the default mirror. -s DEBSEC_MIRROR, --security-mirror=DEBSEC_MIRROR Use the specified mirror. Should be in the form If the package isn't found on this mirror, pull-debian-source will fall back to the default mirror. --no-conf Do not read any configuration files, or configuration from environment variables. -h, --help Display the usage instructions and exit. ENVIRONMENT
All of the CONFIGURATION VARIABLES below are also supported as environment variables. Variables in the environment take precedence to those in configuration files. CONFIGURATION VARIABLES
The following variables can be set in the environment or in ubuntu-dev-tools(5) configuration files. In each case, the script-specific variable takes precedence over the package-wide variable. PULL_DEBIAN_SOURCE_DEBIAN_MIRROR, UBUNTUTOOLS_DEBIAN_MIRROR The default value for --mirror. PULL_DEBIAN_SOURCE_DEBSEC_MIRROR, UBUNTUTOOLS_DEBSEC_MIRROR The default value for --security-mirror. SEE ALSO
dget(1), pull-debian-debdiff(1), pull-lp-source(1), ubuntu-dev-tools(5) ubuntu-dev-tools 22 January 2011 PULL-DEBIAN-SOURCE(1)
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