Provided by: debhelper_7.0.17ubuntu4_all
dh_movefiles - move files out of debian/tmp into subpackages
dh_movefiles [debhelper options] [--sourcedir=dir] [-Xitem] file ...]
dh_movefiles is a debhelper program that is responsible for moving
files out of debian/tmp or some other directory and into other package
build directories. This may be useful if your package has a Makefile
that installs everything into debian/tmp, and you need to break that up
Files named debian/package.files list the files to be moved, separated
by whitespace. The filenames listed should be relative to debian/tmp/.
You can also list directory names, and the whole directory will be
moved. If you prefer, you can list the files to move on the command
line and this will apply to the first package dh_movefiles is told to
Note: dh_install is a much better program, and you are recommended to
use it instead of dh_movefiles.
Instead of moving files out of debian/tmp (the default), this
option makes it move files out of some other directory. Since the
entire contents of the sourcedir is moved, specifying something
like --sourcedir=/ is very unsafe, so to prevent mistakes, the
sourcedir must be a relative filename; it cannot begin with a ‘/’.
Exclude files that contain "item" anywhere in their filename from
Lists files to move. The filenames listed should be relative to
debian/tmp/. You can also list directory names, and the whole
directory will be moved. It is an error to list files here unless
you use -p, -i, or -a to tell dh_movefiles which subpackage to put
Note that files are always moved out of debian/tmp by default (even if
you have instructed debhelper to use a compatibility level higher than
one, which does not otherwise use debian/tmp for anything at all). The
idea behind this is that the package that is being built can be told to
install into debian/tmp, and then files can be moved by dh_movefiles
from that directory. Any files or directories that remain are ignored,
and get deleted by dh_clean later.
This program is a part of debhelper.
Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org>