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NAME

       scan-copyrights - Scan source file and print lines for debian/copyright files

SYNOPSIS

         # in source package directory
         scan-copyrights > debian/copyright.new
         meld debian/copyright{,.new}

DESCRIPTION

       This commands use "licensecheck" command to scan license and copyright information from
       source files. The output of licensecheck is parsed to generate the Files information of
       "debian/copyright" files according to Debian specifications
       <https://www.debian.org/doc/packaging-manuals/copyright-format/1.0/>

BUGS

       Extracting license and copyright data from unstructured comments is not reliable.  User
       must check manually the files when no copyright info is found or when the license is
       unknown.

       The required changes can be stored in "debian/fill.copyright.blanks.yml" so that future
       runs of scan-copyrights will be more accurate.  Please see "Filling the blanks" in
       Dpkg::Copyright::Scanner for instructions to write this file.

Examples

       In pan source directory:

        $ scan-copyright
        no info for ./uulib/fptools.h, check manually this file
        no info for ./uulib/fptools.c, check manually this file
        no info for ./uulib/uustring.h, check manually this file
        no info for ./uulib/crc32.h, check manually this file
        no info for ./pan/data/defgroup.h, check manually this file
        no info for ./pan/general/time-elapsed.h, check manually this file
        [ snip ]
        Files: *
        Copyright: 1994-2001, by Frank Pilhofer.
        License: GPL-2+

        Files: pan/*
        Copyright: 2002-2006, Charles Kerr <charles@rebelbase.com>
        License: GPL-2

        Files: pan/data/cert-store.cc
        Copyright: 2011, Heinrich Muller <henmull@src.gnome.org>
          2002-2006, Charles Kerr <charles@rebelbase.com>
        License: GPL-2

        Files: pan/data/cert-store.h
        Copyright: 2002-2006, Charles Kerr <charles@rebelbase.com>
          2011, Heinrich Muller <henmull@src.gnome.org>
        License: GPL-2
        [ snip ]

SUPPORT

       For support, please contact the author.

SEE ALSO

       licensecheck, "licensecheck2dep5" from "cdbs" package

AUTHOR

       Dominique Dumont <dod@debian.org>