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NAME

       mergechanges - merge multiple changes files

SYNOPSIS

       mergechanges [-d] [-f] [-S] [-i] file1 file2 [file...]

DESCRIPTION

       mergechanges  merges two or more .changes files, merging the Architecture, Description and
       Files (and Checksums-*, if present) fields of the two.  There are checks  made  to  ensure
       that  the  changes  files  are  from  the same source package and version and use the same
       changes file Format.  The first changes file is used as the basis and the information from
       the later ones is merged into it.

       The  output  is  normally  written  to  stdout.   If the -f option is given, the output is
       written to package_version_multi.changes instead, in  the  same  directory  as  the  first
       changes file listed.

       If  the  -d option is given and the output is generated successfully, the input files will
       be deleted.

       If the -i or  --indep  option  is  given,  source  packages  and  architecture-independent
       (Architecture:  all)  packages  are  included  in  the  output, but architecture-dependent
       packages are not.

       If the -S or --source option is given, only source packages are included in the output.

AUTHOR

       Gergely Nagy <algernon@debian.org>, modifications by Julian Gilbey <jdg@debian.org>,  Mark
       Hymers  <mhy@debian.org>,  Adam  D. Barratt <adam@adam-barratt.org.uk>, and Simon McVittie
       <smcv@debian.org>.