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Linux 2.6 - man page for dh_compress (linux section 1)

DH_COMPRESS(1)				    Debhelper				   DH_COMPRESS(1)

NAME
       dh_compress - compress files and fix symlinks in package build directories

SYNOPSIS
       dh_compress [debhelperoptions] [-Xitem] [-A] [file...]

DESCRIPTION
       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/

FILES
       debian/package.compress
	   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.

OPTIONS
       -Xitem, --exclude=item
	   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.

       -A, --all
	   Compress all files specified by command line parameters in ALL packages acted on.

       file ...
	   Add these files to the list of files to compress.

CONFORMS TO
       Debian policy, version 3.0

SEE ALSO
       debhelper(7)

       This program is a part of debhelper.

AUTHOR
       Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>

8.9.0ubuntu2.1				    2012-06-12				   DH_COMPRESS(1)


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