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dpkg-vendor(1)				    dpkg suite				   dpkg-vendor(1)

NAME
       dpkg-vendor - queries information about distribution vendors

SYNOPSIS
       dpkg-vendor [option...] command

DESCRIPTION
       dpkg-vendor  is	a  tool  to  query information about vendors listed in /etc/dpkg/origins.
       /etc/dpkg/origins/default contains information about the current vendor.

COMMANDS
       --is vendor
	      Exits with 0 if the current vendor is vendor. Otherwise exits with non-zero.

       --derives-from vendor
	      Exits with 0 if the current vendor distribution is a derivative of  vendor,  other-
	      wise exits with non-zero. It uses the "Parent" field to browse all ancestors of the
	      current vendor.

       --query field
	      Print on standard output the value of the vendor-specific  field	for  the  current
	      vendor.

       --help Show the usage message and exit.

       --version
	      Show the version and exit.

OPTIONS
       --vendor vendor
	      Assumes  the current vendor is vendor instead of discovering it with the DEB_VENDOR
	      environment variable or /etc/dpkg/origins/default.

ENVIRONMENT
       DEB_VENDOR
	      This setting defines the current vendor. If not set, it will discover  the  current
	      vendor by reading /etc/dpkg/origins/default.

AUTHOR
       Copyright (C) 2009 Raphael Hertzog

       This  is  free software; see the GNU General Public Licence version 2 or later for copying
       conditions. There is NO WARRANTY.

Debian Project				    2009-05-10				   dpkg-vendor(1)
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