Provided by: debhelper_6.0.4ubuntu1_all bug


       dh_clean - clean up package build directories


       dh_clean [debhelper options] [-k] [-d] [-Xitem] [file ...]


       dh_clean is a debhelper program that is responsible for cleaning up
       after a package is built. It removes the package build directories, and
       removes some other files including debian/files, and any detritus left
       behind by other debhelper commands. It also removes common files that
       should not appear in a debian diff:
         #*# *~ DEADJOE *.orig *.rej *.SUMS TAGS core .deps/* *.P


       -k, --keep
           Do not delete debian/files. When do you want to use this? Anytime
           you have a debian/rules that has 2 binary targets that build
           different .deb packages; for example, one target is binary-arch,
           and the other is binary-indep, or one target builds the shared
           library, and the other the -dev package. If you didn’t use -k in
           these cases, then debian/files would be deleted in the middle, and
           your changes file will only contain the last binary package that
           was built.

       -d, --dirs-only
           Only clean the package build directories, do not clean up any other
           files at all.

       -Xitem --exclude=item
           Exclude files that contain "item" anywhere in their filename from
           being deleted, even if they would normally be deleted. You may use
           this option multiple times to build up a list of things to exclude.

       file ...
           Delete these files too.



       This program is a part of debhelper.


       Joey Hess <>