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NAME

       dh_installdocs - install documentation into package build directories

SYNOPSIS

       dh_installdocs [debhelper options] [-A] [-Xitem] [file ...]

DESCRIPTION

       dh_installdocs is a debhelper program that is responsible for installing documentation
       into usr/share/doc/package in package build directories.

FILES

       debian/package.docs
           List documentation files to be installed into package.

       debian/copyright
           The copyright file is installed into all packages, unless a more specific copyright
           file is available.

       debian/package.copyright
       debian/package.README.Debian
       debian/package.TODO
           Each of these files is automatically installed if present for a package.

       debian/README.Debian
       debian/TODO
           These files are installed into the first binary package listed in debian/control.

           Note that README.debian files are also installed as README.Debian, and TODO files will
           be installed as TODO.Debian in non-native packages.

       debian/package.doc-base
           Installed as doc-base control files. Note that the doc-id will be determined from the
           Document: entry in the doc-base control file in question.

       debian/package.doc-base.*
           If your package needs to register more than one document, you need multiple doc-base
           files, and can name them like this.

OPTIONS

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

       -Xitem, --exclude=item
           Exclude files that contain item anywhere in their filename from being installed. Note
           that this includes doc-base files.

       --link-doc=package
           Make the documentation directory of all packages acted on be a symlink to the
           documentation directory of package. This has no effect when acting on package itself,
           or if the documentation directory to be created already exists when dh_installdocs is
           run. To comply with policy, package must be a binary package that comes from the same
           source package.

           debhelper will try to avoid installing files into linked documentation directories
           that would cause conflicts with the linked package. The -A option will have no effect
           on packages with linked documentation directories, and copyright, changelog,
           README.Debian, and TODO files will not be installed.

           (An older method to accomplish the same thing, which is still supported, is to make
           the documentation directory of a package be a dangling symlink, before calling
           dh_installdocs.)

       file ...
           Install these files as documentation into the first package acted on. (Or in all
           packages if -A is specified).

EXAMPLES

       This is an example of a debian/package.docs file:

         README
         TODO
         debian/notes-for-maintainers.txt
         docs/manual.txt
         docs/manual.pdf
         docs/manual-html/

NOTES

       Note that dh_installdocs will happily copy entire directory hierarchies if you ask it to
       (similar to cp -a). If it is asked to install a directory, it will install the complete
       contents of the directory.

       Note that this command is not idempotent. dh_prep(1) should be called between invocations
       of this command. Otherwise, it may cause multiple instances of the same text to be added
       to maintainer scripts.

SEE ALSO

       debhelper(7)

       This program is a part of debhelper.

AUTHOR

       Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>