Provided by: dhelp_0.5.23_i386 bug

NAME

       dhelp_parse - Debian online help parser

SYNOPSIS

       dhelp_parse [ -r | -a | -d ] [ directories ]

DESCRIPTION

       This  program  is  used  by  package  developers  to  register the HTML
       documents included in a package.

       In most cases it is called by the  postinst  and  prerm  scripts  of  a
       Debian package.

       An  index  of  the  registered  documents  is  written in the directory
       /usr/share/doc/HTML

OPTIONS

       -a     Add the .dhelp files in  the  given  directories  to  the  dhelp
              database.

       -d     Delete  the .dhelp files in the given directories from the dhelp
              database.

       -r     Add all .dhelp files in /usr/share/doc to the database.

PACKAGE DEVELOPERS

       To register HTML documents included in a Debian  package  you  have  to
       call dhelp_parse like that:

   postinst
       if [ -f /usr/sbin/dhelp_parse ]; then
         dhelp_parse -a /usr/share/doc/foo
       fi

   prerm
       if [ -f /usr/sbin/dhelp_parse ]; then
         dhelp_parse -d /usr/share/doc/foo
       fi

       Or  you  can use dh_dhelp in your debian/rules This script installs the
       debian/dhelp  file  in  debian/tmp/usr/share/doc/foo  and  creates  the
       postinst   and   prerm   scripts   for   all   dhelp   files  found  in
       debian/tmp/usr/share/doc

       You have to install a .dhelp file in /usr/share/doc/foo - the format of
       .dhelp is described in /usr/share/doc/dhelp/dhelp.html

       If  you  want  to  support  not only dhelp but also dwww, change in the
       directory with the  installed  .dhelp  file  and  run  dhelp2dwww  This
       creates the needed .dwww-index file.

SEE ALSO

       dhelp(1)

AUTHOR

       This package was written by Marco Budde (Budde@tu-harburg.de).