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

DH_MOVEFILES(1) 			    Debhelper				  DH_MOVEFILES(1)

NAME
       dh_movefiles - move files out of debian/tmp into subpackages

SYNOPSIS
       dh_movefiles [debhelperoptions] [--sourcedir=dir] [-Xitem] file...]

DESCRIPTION
       dh_movefiles is a debhelper program that is responsible for moving files out of debian/tmp
       or some other directory and into other package build directories. This may be useful if
       your package has a Makefile that installs everything into debian/tmp, and you need to
       break that up into subpackages.

       Note: dh_install is a much better program, and you are recommended to use it instead of
       dh_movefiles.

FILES
       debian/package.files
	   Lists the files to be moved into a package, separated by whitespace. The filenames
	   listed should be relative to debian/tmp/. You can also list directory names, and the
	   whole directory will be moved.

OPTIONS
       --sourcedir=dir
	   Instead of moving files out of debian/tmp (the default), this option makes it move
	   files out of some other directory. Since the entire contents of the sourcedir is
	   moved, specifying something like --sourcedir=/ is very unsafe, so to prevent mistakes,
	   the sourcedir must be a relative filename; it cannot begin with a `/'.

       -Xitem, --exclude=item
	   Exclude files that contain item anywhere in their filename from being installed.

       file ...
	   Lists files to move. The filenames listed should be relative to debian/tmp/. You can
	   also list directory names, and the whole directory will be moved. It is an error to
	   list files here unless you use -p, -i, or -a to tell dh_movefiles which subpackage to
	   put them in.

NOTES
       Note that files are always moved out of debian/tmp by default (even if you have instructed
       debhelper to use a compatibility level higher than one, which does not otherwise use
       debian/tmp for anything at all). The idea behind this is that the package that is being
       built can be told to install into debian/tmp, and then files can be moved by dh_movefiles
       from that directory. Any files or directories that remain are ignored, and get deleted by
       dh_clean later.

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_MOVEFILES(1)


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