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authorSean Whitton <>2019-06-23 16:31:02 +0100
committerIan Jackson <>2019-07-01 13:21:37 +0100
commit0edfbe0f8e242efb9c0ae6c0256067af5387e8d0 (patch)
treea9a6dcae8c3db4f7285a5f59df6e837be864bd98 /dgit-maint-debrebase.7.pod
parentbe986da084946bba91690344b75f46b0fa4a81af (diff)
dgit-maint-{merge,debrebase}(7): Suggest --name-status --diff-filter
This is better than just --stat for finding new and deleted files in a new upstream release, which may need accounting for in d/copyright. Closes: #930956 Signed-off-by: Sean Whitton <>
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diff --git a/dgit-maint-debrebase.7.pod b/dgit-maint-debrebase.7.pod
index b91ed16..6ffa230 100644
--- a/dgit-maint-debrebase.7.pod
+++ b/dgit-maint-debrebase.7.pod
@@ -375,9 +375,10 @@ release:
-Pass I<--stat> just to see the list of changed files, which is useful
-to determine whether there are any new or deleted files that may need
-accounting for in your copyright file.
+Additionally pass I<--name-status> and I<--diff-filter=ADR> to see
+just the list of added or removed files, which is useful to determine
+whether there are any new or deleted files that may need accounting
+for in your copyright file.
If you obtained a tarball from upstream, you are ready to try a build.
If you merged a git tag from upstream, you will first need to generate