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NAME

       dcut - Debian archive .commands file upload tool

SYNTAX

       dcut [options] [host] [command [, command]]

       dcut -U filename [host]

DESCRIPTION

       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.)

COMMANDS

       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.

OPTIONS

       -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.

ENVIRONMENT

       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.

EXAMPLES

       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 <foo@bar.org>
       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 <foo@bar.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-----

LICENSE

       This program is distributed under the terms of the Gnu General Public License,  Version  2
       or later.

BUGS

       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.

FILES

       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.

SEE ALSO

       dput(1), dput.cf(5)
       ftp://ftp.upload.debian.org/pub/UploadQueue/README

AUTHOR

       Thomas Viehmann <tv@beamnet.de>

                                           January 2004                                   dcut(1)