Diffstat (limited to 'dh_installdocs')
1 files changed, 26 insertions, 20 deletions
diff --git a/dh_installdocs b/dh_installdocs
index 640848f..104b796 100755
@@ -11,12 +11,12 @@ use Debian::Debhelper::Dh_Lib;
-B<dh_installdocs> [S<I<debhelper options>>] [B<-A>] [B<-X>I<item>] [S<I<file ...>>]
+B<dh_installdocs> [S<I<debhelper options>>] [B<-A>] [B<-X>I<item>] [S<I<file> ...>]
-dh_installdocs is a debhelper program that is responsible for installing
-documentation into usr/share/doc/package in package build directories.
+B<dh_installdocs> is a debhelper program that is responsible for installing
+documentation into F<usr/share/doc/package> in package build directories.
@@ -26,11 +26,10 @@ documentation into usr/share/doc/package in package build directories.
List documentation files to be installed into I<package>.
+The copyright file is installed into all packages, unless a more
+specific copyright file is available.
@@ -38,16 +37,23 @@ List documentation files to be installed into I<package>.
-Each of these files is automatically installed if present. Use the package
-specific name if I<package> needs a different version of the file.
+Each of these files is automatically installed if present for a
+These files are installed into the first binary package listed in
-Note that debian/README.debian is also installed as README.Debian,
-and debian/TODO will be installed as TODO.Debian in non-native packages.
+Note that F<README.debian> files are also installed as F<README.Debian>,
+and F<TODO> files will be installed as F<TODO.Debian> in non-native packages.
Installed as doc-base control files. Note that the doc-id will be
-determined from the "Document:" entry in the doc-base control file in
+determined from the B<Document:> entry in the doc-base control file in
@@ -66,9 +72,9 @@ doc-base files, and can name them like this.
Install all files specified by command line parameters in ALL packages
-=item B<-Xitem>, B<--exclude=item>
+=item B<-X>I<item>, B<--exclude=>I<item>
-Exclude files that contain "item" anywhere in their filename from
+Exclude files that contain I<item> anywhere in their filename from
being installed. Note that this includes doc-base files.
@@ -82,14 +88,14 @@ be a binary package that comes from the same source package.
debhelper will try to avoid installing files into linked documentation
directories that would cause conflicts with the linked package. The B<-A>
option will have no effect on packages with linked documentation
-directories, and copyright, changelog, README.Debian, and TODO files will
+directories, and F<copyright>, F<changelog>, F<README.Debian>, and F<TODO> files will
not be installed.
(An older method to accomplish the same thing, which is still supported,
is to make the documentation directory of a package be a dangling symlink,
-before calling dh_installdocs.)
+before calling B<dh_installdocs>.)
-=item I<file ...>
+=item I<file> ...
Install these files as documentation into the first package acted on. (Or
in all packages if B<-A> is specified).
@@ -98,7 +104,7 @@ in all packages if B<-A> is specified).
-This is an example of a debian/package.docs file:
+This is an example of a F<debian/package.docs> file:
@@ -109,8 +115,8 @@ This is an example of a debian/package.docs file:
-Note that dh_installdocs will happily copy entire directory hierarchies if
-you ask it to (similar to cp -a). If it is asked to install a
+Note that B<dh_installdocs> will happily copy entire directory hierarchies if
+you ask it to (similar to B<cp -a>). If it is asked to install a
directory, it will install the complete contents of the directory.
Note that this command is not idempotent. L<dh_prep(1)> should be called