Provided by: debhelper_7.4.15ubuntu1_all bug

NAME

       dh_compress - compress files and fix symlinks in package build
       directories

SYNOPSIS

       dh_compress [debhelperoptions] [-Xitem] [-A] [file...]

DESCRIPTION

       dh_compress is a debhelper program that is responsible for compressing
       the files in package build directories, and makes sure that any
       symlinks that pointed to the files before they were compressed are
       updated to point to the new files.

       By default, dh_compress compresses files that debian policy mandates
       should be compressed, namely all files in usr/share/info,
       usr/share/man, files in usr/share/doc that are larger than 4k in size,
       (except the copyright file, .html and .css files, image files, and
       files that appear to be already compressed based on their extensions),
       and all changelog files. Plus PCF fonts underneath usr/share/fonts/X11/

FILES

       debian/package.compress
           If this file exists, the default files are not compressed. Instead,
           the file is ran as a shell script, and all filenames that the shell
           script outputs will be compressed. The shell script will be run
           from inside the package build directory. Note though that using -X
           is a much better idea in general; you should only use a
           debian/package.compress file if you really need to.

OPTIONS

       -Xitem, --exclude=item
           Exclude files that contain "item" anywhere in their filename from
           being compressed. For example, -X.tiff will exclude tiff files from
           compression.  You may use this option multiple times to build up a
           list of things to exclude. You can accomplish the same thing by
           using a debian/compress file, but this is easier.

       -A, --all
           Compress all files specified by command line parameters in ALL
           packages acted on.

       file ...
           Add these files to the list of files to compress.

CONFORMS TO

       Debian policy, version 3.0

SEE ALSO

       debhelper(7)

       This program is a part of debhelper.

AUTHOR

       Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>