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NAME

       grep-excuses - search the testing excuses files for a specific maintainer

SYNOPSIS

       grep-excuses [options] [maintainer|package]

DESCRIPTION

       grep-excuses  downloads  the autoremovals and update_excuses.html files and greps them for
       the specified maintainer or package name.  The wget package is required for  this  script.
       If  no  name  is  given on the command line, first the environment variable DEBFULLNAME is
       used if it is defined, and failing that, the configuration  variable  described  below  is
       used.

OPTIONS

       --no-conf, --noconf
              Do  not  read  any  configuration files.  This can only be used as the first option
              given on the command-line.

       --wipnity, -w
              Get information from <https://qa.debian.org/excuses.php>.  A package name  must  be
              given when using this option.

       --help Show a brief usage message.

       --version
              Show version and copyright information.

       --autopkgtests
              Investigate  and  show  autopkgtest  (ci.debian.net)  failures in your packages but
              apparently caused by new versions of other  packages  trying  to  migrate.   (--no-
              autopkgtests can be used to override GREP_EXCUSES_AUTOPKGTESTS.)

       --no-autoremovals
              Investigate and show only testing propagation excuses, not autoremovals.

       --debug
              Print debugging output to stderr (including url(s) fetched).

CONFIGURATION VARIABLES

       The  two  configuration  files  /etc/devscripts.conf and ~/.devscripts are sourced in that
       order to set configuration variables.  Command  line  options  can  be  used  to  override
       configuration  file settings.  Environment variable settings are ignored for this purpose.
       The currently recognised variable is:

       GREP_EXCUSES_MAINTAINER
              The default maintainer, email or package to grep for if none is  specified  on  the
              command line.

       GREP_EXCUSES_AUTOPKGTESTS
              Boolean:   whether   to   show   autopkgtest   failures  in  other  packages.   See
              --autopkgtests.

SEE ALSO

       devscripts.conf(5)

AUTHOR

       Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>; modifications by Julian Gilbey <jdg@debian.org>.