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NAME

       dh-exec-illiterate - Write literate debhelper config files!

SYNOPSIS

       #! /usr/bin/dh-exec --with=illiterate,subst,install
       Greetings, my dear reader, and welcome to the awesome world of
       literate programming!

       Today, we're going to explore how to write a debhelper install file in
       a literate manner. Trust me, it's going to be lots and lots of fun!

       So, what exactly are we trying to accomplish? We're going to try
       installing a file from `src/this-file' in the source tree, to a
       multi-arched path in the binary file. Lets say, to
       `/usr/lib/foo/${DEB_HOST_MULTIARCH}/'.

       Of course, ${DEB_HOST_MULTIARCH} is a variable, and will be expanded
       later in the dh-exec pipeline. It'll be something like
       x86_64-linux-gnu.

       Furthermore, we want to install all files from the 'usr/lib' directory
       under debian/tmp. If we were writing an illiteral install file, we'd
       write this rule as:

           usr/lib

       But the above description is much easier to understand, isn't it?

       We're almost finished! One thing left to do, is to install a script
       named `rename-me', to `/usr/share/foo/new-name' - we renamed it
       in the process!

DESCRIPTION

       The dh-exec-illiterate helper, unlike the others, does not serve any particular case,
       except to serve as a warning to all, that things can be taken to an extreme, even with
       dh-exec.

       It is a program that will translate its input from pretty much free-form text into
       something that resembles an install file. At least, that's the only supported output
       format for now.

       Everything that's not recognised, will be ignored, and not printed. The recognised
       constructs are:

       `source' ... `destination'
              The first string between a backtick and a single quote will be treated as the
              source file, the next such string will be the destination. If the destination ends
              with a slash, dh-exec-illiterate will consider it a directory, otherwise it will
              output a construct that dh-exec-install can recognise as a rename operation.

       'source'
              A string, without whitespace, between two single quotes is treated as a source,
              whose destination is unspecified, and is left up to dh_install(1) to figure out.

ENVIRONMENT

       DH_EXEC_SCRIPTDIR
           Indicates which directory the command-specific helpers should be sought for. If not
           specified, helpers will be searched for in /usr/share/dh-exec/.

FILES

       $DH_EXEC_SCRIPTDIR/dh-exec-illiterate-*
           The various helpers for the higher-level program.

SEE ALSO

       debhelper(1), dh-exec(1)

AUTHOR

       dh-exec-illiterate is copyright © 2011 by Gergely Nagy <algernon@madhouse-project.org>.

                                            2011-12-20                      DH-EXEC-ILLITERATE(1)