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NAME

       debconf - run a debconf-using program

SYNOPSIS

        debconf [options] command [args]

DESCRIPTION

       Debconf is a configuration system for Debian packages. For a debconf overview and
       documentation for sysadmins, see debconf(7).

       The debconf program runs a program under debconf's control, setting it up to talk with
       debconf on stdio. The program's output is expected to be debconf protocol commands, and it
       is expected to read result codes on stdin. See debconf-devel(7) for details about the
       debconf protocol.

OPTIONS

       -opackage, --owner=package
           Tell debconf what package the command it is running is a part of. This is necessary to
           get ownership of registered questions right, and to support unregister and purge
           commands properly.

       -ftype, --frontend=type
           Select the frontend to use.

       -pvalue, --priority=value
           Specify the minimum priority of question that will be displayed.

       -s, --showold
           Redisplay old, already seen questions.

EXAMPLES

       To debug a shell script that uses debconf, you might use:

        DEBCONF_DEBUG=developer debconf my-shell-prog

       Or, you might use this:

        debconf --frontend=readline sh -x my-shell-prog

SEE ALSO

       debconf-devel(7), debconf(7)

AUTHOR

       Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>

HISTORY

       This manpage was "borrowed" from debconf.