DH_COMPRESS(1) Debhelper DH_COMPRESS(1)
dh_compress - compress files and fix symlinks in package build directories
dh_compress [debhelperoptions] [-Xitem] [-A] [file...]
dh_compress is a debhelper program that is responsible for compressing the files in
package build directories, and makes sure that any symlinks that pointed to the files
before they were compressed are updated to point to the new files.
By default, dh_compress compresses files that Debian policy mandates should be compressed,
namely all files in usr/share/info, usr/share/man, files in usr/share/doc that are larger
than 4k in size, (except the copyright file, .html and other web files, image files, and
files that appear to be already compressed based on their extensions), and all changelog
files. Plus PCF fonts underneath usr/share/fonts/X11/
These files are deprecated.
If this file exists, the default files are not compressed. Instead, the file is ran as
a shell script, and all filenames that the shell script outputs will be compressed.
The shell script will be run from inside the package build directory. Note though that
using -X is a much better idea in general; you should only use a
debian/package.compress file if you really need to.
Exclude files that contain item anywhere in their filename from being compressed. For
example, -X.tiff will exclude TIFF files from compression. You may use this option
multiple times to build up a list of things to exclude.
Compress all files specified by command line parameters in ALL packages acted on.
Add these files to the list of files to compress.
Debian policy, version 3.0
This program is a part of debhelper.
Joey Hess <email@example.com>
8.9.0ubuntu2.1 2012-06-12 DH_COMPRESS(1)