Provided by: debhelper_7.0.13ubuntu1_all
dh_prep - preform cleanups in preparation for building a binary package
dh_prep [debhelper options] [-Xitem]
dh_prep is a debhelper program that performs some file cleanups in
preparation for building a package. (This is what dh_clean -k used to
do.) It removes the package build directories, debian/tmp, and some
temp files that are generated during the build. Putting this at the
start of the build process makes the build process idempotent.
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.
This program is a part of debhelper.
Joey Hess <email@example.com>