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NAME

       dcut - Debian command upload tool for the archive upload queue

SYNOPSIS

       dcut [-Pds] [-c CONFIGFILE] [-k KEYID] [-m MAINTAINER] [-O COMMANDFILE] [ [--host]
            HOSTNAME] COMMAND [, COMMAND] ...

       dcut [-Pds] [-c CONFIGFILE] [-k KEYID] [-m MAINTAINER] [-O COMMANDFILE] [ [--host]
            HOSTNAME] -i CHANGESFILE

       dcut [-Pds] [-c CONFIGFILE] [ [--host] HOSTNAME] -U COMMANDFILE

       dcut -h

       dcut -v

DESCRIPTION

       dcut  creates  and / or uploads Debian queue commands files for a Debian repository upload
       queue.  It is a companion for dput(1)  and  uses  dput  configuration  files  (see  FILES,
       below).

       The normal workflow is:

       ·      Determine the queue control commands.

       ·      Compose the batch of commands to upload.

       ·      Determine the hostname of the queue host.

       ·      Upload the commands to the queue host.

   Determine queue control commands
       In  the  default  command-line  syntax,  parse  each command-line argument COMMAND, in the
       format needed by a  Debian  archive  queue  manager.   Multiple  queue  commands  must  be
       separated by a comma (,) as a separate word between each command.

       See COMMANDS below for valid queue commands.

       When  the  CHANGESFILE  parameter  is  specified, instead parse that file and compose a rm
       command for each file specified in CHANGESFILE.

       If the --upload (-U) option is specified, instead read the queue control commands from the
       file COMMANDFILE.

   Compose the batch of commands
       The Uploader field in the batch is set to the package maintainer specification MAINTAINER.
       If not specified, the value of MAINTAINER  is  derived  from  environment  variables  (see
       ENVIRONMENT, below).

       The  Commands  field  in  the  batch  is  set  to  the  sequence of queue control commands
       determined.

       If the --output (-O) option is specified, write  the  batch  to  the  file  named  by  its
       COMMANDFILE  argument.  Otherwise, write the batch to a temporary file and remove it after
       upload.

       After writing the batch of commands to  a  file,  sign  the  file  with  debsign(1).   The
       MAINTAINER and KEYID parameters, if specified, are passed to the debsign command.

       If  the  --upload  (-U) option is specified, do not compose the batch of commands; instead
       use the content of its COMMANDFILE argument as the name of the command file to  upload  to
       the queue host.

   Determine the queue host
       The HOSTNAME must match one of the named hosts in the configuration (see dput.cf(5)).  The
       value is determined as follows:

       ·      If the --host option is specified, use that option's HOSTNAME argument.

       ·      If the first non-option argument is not a valid queue command, that is  interpreted
              as the HOSTNAME.

       ·      Otherwise,  HOSTNAME  defaults  to the value of the default_host_main configuration
              parameter.

   Upload queue commands
       Upload the composed batch of  queue  commands  to  the  queue  host  HOSTNAME,  using  the
       parameters in the dput.cf(5) configuration for that host.

       If  the  --output  (-O) option is specified, do not upload the commands to the queue host.
       Instead, leave the composed file COMMANDFILE on the filesystem.

COMMANDS

       Presently supported commands are:

       rm     Remove files from the UploadQueue directories.  dcut generates commands that search
              the  subdirectories automatically, but you can also specify --nosearchdirs and then
              target individual UploadQueue directories, i.e. either filenames without  path  for
              regular incoming or DELAYED/DAYS-day/filename.  Wildcards are accepted.

       reschedule CHANGESFILE DAYS-day
              Move  an  upload  from  any  DEFERRED  queue  to  DAYS-day (use 0-day for immediate
              processing).

       cancel CHANGESFILE
              Cancels an upload from DEFERRED.

       Both reschedule and cancel take a complete basename of a  changes  file  as  argument  and
       operate on the whole upload, they process the changes and all files mentioned by it.

       The   authoritative   documentation   for   the   commands   interface  can  be  found  at
       ⟨ftp://ftp.upload.debian.org/pub/UploadQueue/README⟩.

OPTIONS

       -c CONFIGFILE
       --config CONFIGFILE
              Use the file CONFIGFILE for configuration.  See dput.cf(5) for the specification of
              this file format.

       -d
       --debug
              Display debugging messages.

       -h
       --help Display help information, then exit.

       --host HOSTNAME
              Specify  the  HOSTNAME  unambiguously.   This  allows  naming  a  host  that may be
              ambiguous with a queue command.

       -m MAINTAINER
       --maintainer MAINTAINER
              Use MAINTAINER for the Uploader field and GnuPG key selection.  This has no  effect
              when --upload is used.

       -k KEYID
       --keyid KEYID
              Specify  the  GnuPG  key  id  KEYID to pass to the debsign(1) command.  This has no
              effect when --upload is used.

       -O COMMANDFILE
       --output COMMANDFILE
              Write commands file to COMMANDFILE instead of uploading.  You should not specify  a
              HOSTNAME  when  using  this  option.   Also,  this  option  should not be used with
              --upload.

       -P
       --passive
              Use passive mode for FTP.  If not specified, default for FTP is active mode.

       -s
       --simulate
              Do not actually upload to the queue host.

       -U COMMANDFILE
       --upload COMMANDFILE
              Instead  of  composing  a  new  queue  command  file,  upload  the  existing   file
              COMMANDFILE.   Note:  No  checks  (syntax  or  presence/validity  of signature) are
              currently performed.

       -i CHANGESFILE
       --input CHANGESFILE
              Do not parse queue commands from  the  command  line.  Instead,  read  the  package
              changes  file  CHANGESFILE  and  compose  a  rm  command for each file specified in
              CHANGESFILE.  This has no effect when --upload is used.

       -v
       --version
              Display version information, then exit.

ENVIRONMENT

       DEBEMAIL
       EMAIL  If MAINTAINER is not specified, use the  first  of  these  which  has  a  value  to
              determine the email address portion of MAINTAINER.

       DEBFULLNAME
              If  MAINTAINER  is not specified, use this value to determine the full name portion
              of MAINTAINER.

       USER   If no username is specified for authenticating to the remote host, use the value of
              this variable.

FILES

       Configuration
              See dput.cf(5) for the files to configure dcut.

EXAMPLES

       To  upload  a  GPG  signed  commands file that removes dput_0.9.2.33_all.deb file from the
       queue, one would have to do:

       $ dcut rm dput_0.9.2.33_all.deb

       This creates and uploads a commands file that looks like the following:

       -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
       Hash: SHA1

       Uploader: Foo Bar <foo@bar.org>
       Commands:
        rm dput_0.9.2.33_all.deb

       -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
       Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux)

       iEYEARECAAYKAkisYx0ACgkQ4eu+pS04mIfwLQCg85XVpae/LHLrbvzywcQNt9PS
       ztsAoMgw6HjcI9flfmwjgMiapcu379Pu
       =fjp0

       -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
       To upload a GPG signed commands file that removes files named  in  dput_0.9.4_i386.changes
       from the queue, one would have to do:

       $ dcut --input dput_0.9.4_i386.changes

       This creates and uploads a commands file that looks like the following:

       -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
       Hash: SHA1

       Uploader: Foo Bar <foo@bar.org>
       Commands:
        rm --searchdirs dput_0.9.4.dsc
        rm --searchdirs dput_0.9.4.tar.gz
        rm --searchdirs dput_0.9.4_all.deb

       -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
       Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux)

       iEYEARECAAYKAkisYx0ACgkQ4eu+pS04mIfwLQCg85XVpae/LHLrbvzywcQNt9PS
       ztsAoMgw6HjcI9flfmwjgMiapcu379Pu
       =fjp0

       -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
       If  you've  uploaded packages with the --delayed option (uploaded to DEFERRED queue), then
       use the cancel command with a .changes file:

       $ dcut cancel dput_0.9.4_i386.changes

       This creates and uploads a commands file just like the other commands.

SEE ALSO

       dput(1), dput.cf(5), debsign(1)

       Read       Me       document       for        the        Debian        upload        queue
       ⟨ftp://ftp.upload.debian.org/pub/UploadQueue/README⟩.