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DEBCONF-SHOW(1) 						      Debconf							   DEBCONF-SHOW(1)

NAME
debconf-show - query the debconf database SYNOPSIS
debconf-show packagename [...] [--db=dbname] debconf-show --listowners [--db=dbname] debconf-show --listdbs DESCRIPTION
debconf-show lets you query the debconf database in different ways. The most common use is "debconf-show packagename", which displays all items in the debconf database owned by a given package, and their current values. Questions that have been asked already are prefixed with an '*'. This can be useful as a debugging aid, and especially handy in bug reports involving a package's use of debconf. OPTIONS
--db=dbname Specify the database to query. By default, debconf-show queries the main database. --listowners Lists all owners of questions in the database. Generally an owner is equivalent to a debian package name. --listdbs Lists all available databases. AUTHOR
Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org> and Sylvain Ferriol 2018-02-28 DEBCONF-SHOW(1)

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DEBCONF(1)							      Debconf								DEBCONF(1)

NAME
debconf - run a debconf-using program SYNOPSIS
debconf [options] command [args] DESCRIPTION
Debconf is a configuration system for Debian packages. For a debconf overview and documentation for sysadmins, see debconf(7) (in the debconf-doc package). The debconf program runs a program under debconf's control, setting it up to talk with debconf on stdio. The program's output is expected to be debconf protocol commands, and it is expected to read result codes on stdin. See debconf-devel(7) for details about the debconf protocol. The command to be run under debconf must be specified in a way that will let your PATH find it. This command is not the usual way that debconf is used. It's more typical for debconf to be used via dpkg-preconfigure(8) or dpkg-reconfigure(8). OPTIONS
-opackage, --owner=package Tell debconf what package the command it is running is a part of. This is necessary to get ownership of registered questions right, and to support unregister and purge commands properly. -ftype, --frontend=type Select the frontend to use. -pvalue, --priority=value Specify the minimum priority of question that will be displayed. --terse Enables terse output mode. This affects only some frontends. EXAMPLES
To debug a shell script that uses debconf, you might use: DEBCONF_DEBUG=developer debconf my-shell-prog Or, you might use this: debconf --frontend=readline sh -x my-shell-prog SEE ALSO
debconf-devel(7), debconf(7) AUTHOR
Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org> 2018-02-28 DEBCONF(1)
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