Provided by: dput_0.9.6.2ubuntu1_all
dcut - Debian archive .commands file upload tool
dcut [options] [host] [command [, command]] dcut -U filename [host]
dcut creates and / or uploads .commands files for the Debian FTP archive upload queue. It is a companion for dput and uses dput configuration files. As with dput, you can specify a host defined in the dput configuration file. In case your host is funnily named, i.e. it could mistaken for a command, you may also use a command line option to specify the host. In default operation mode (unless you request to upload an existing file), the host description is followed by a comma-seperated list of commands. (Semicolons also work but require shell escaping.)
Presently supported commands are rm, reschedule and cancel. rm can be used to remove files from the UploadQueue directories. dcut generates commands that search the subdirectories automaticall, but you can also specify --nosearchdirs and then target individual UploadQueue directories, i.e. either filenames without path for regular incoming or DELAYED/#-day/filename. Wildcards are accepted. reschedule changes-file #-day can be used to move an upload from any DEFERRED queue to #-day (use 0-day for immediate processing). cancel changes-file cancels an upload from DEFERRED. Both reschedule and cancel take a complete basename of a changes file as argument and operate on the whole upload, they process the changes and all files mentioned by it. The authorative documentation for the commands interface can be found at "ftp://ftp.upload.debian.org/pub/UploadQueue/README". The options try to resemble dput's to the extent possible. Note that dcut calls debsign to sign any commands file generated. In particular, debsign does basic syntax checking on the commands you specify.
-c filename, --config=filename Use config file filename. -d, --debug Print debug messages. -h, --help Print help information and exit. --host=host Upload to host (as found in the dput configuration). Use this if your host is named like one of the commands. -m maintainer, --maintainer=maintainer Use maintainer (full email) for the uploader field and gpg key selection. This has no effect when --upload is used. -k keyid, --keyid=keyid Use keyid for signing. Default is to let debsign choose a keyid. This has no effect when --upload is used. -O filename, --output=filename Write commands file to filename instead of uploading. You sould not specify a host when using this option. Also, this option should not be used with --upload. Both filename and filename.asc will be overwritten. -P, --passive Use passive ftp instead of active. -s, --simulate Simulate an upload only. -U filename, --upload=filename Upload commands file. Note: No checks (syntax or presence/validity of signature) are currently performed. -i filename, --input=filename Read an input changes file to create a commands file that can remove the files listed in the .changes file from the upload queue. -v, --version Print version information and exit.
The program uses the environment variables DEBEMAIL or EMAIL and DEBFULLNAME to populate the uploader field. Also, environment variables may be used in search of a suitable place for temporary files.
To upload a GPG signed commands file that removes dput_0.9.2.33_all.deb file from the queue, one would have to do $ dcut rm dput_0.9.2.33_all.deb This creates and uploads a commands file that looks like the following: -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Uploader: Foo Bar <email@example.com> Commands: rm dput_0.9.2.33_all.deb -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux) iEYEARECAAYKAkisYx0ACgkQ4eu+pS04mIfwLQCg85XVpae/LHLrbvzywcQNt9PS ztsAoMgw6HjcI9flfmwjgMiapcu379Pu =fjp0 -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- To upload a GPG signed commands file that removes files named in dput_0.9.4_i386.changes from the queue, one would have to do $ dcut --input dput_0.9.4_i386.changes This creates and uploads a commands file that looks like the following: -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Uploader: Foo Bar <firstname.lastname@example.org> Commands: rm --searchdirs dput_0.9.4.dsc rm --searchdirs dput_0.9.4.tar.gz rm --searchdirs dput_0.9.4_all.deb -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux) iEYEARECAAYKAkisYx0ACgkQ4eu+pS04mIfwLQCg85XVpae/LHLrbvzywcQNt9PS ztsAoMgw6HjcI9flfmwjgMiapcu379Pu =fjp0 -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
This program is distributed under the terms of the Gnu General Public License, Version 2 or later.
Please direct bug reports and comments to the author. Your feedback is appreciated. If you're using Debian packages, file bugs against the dput package.
dcut makes use of the dput configuration files: /etc/dput.cf System dput configuration file. ~/.dput.cf User dput configuration file. Much helpful input and some stolen code from dput author Christian Kurz.
Thomas Viehmann <email@example.com> January 2004 dcut(1)