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NAME

       dpkg-vendor - queries information about distribution vendors

SYNOPSIS

       dpkg-vendor [option...] command

DESCRIPTION

       dpkg-vendor  is  a  tool  to  query information about vendors listed in /etc/dpkg/origins.
       /etc/dpkg/origins/default contains information about the current vendor.

COMMANDS

       --is vendor
              Exits with 0 if the current vendor is vendor. Otherwise exits with non-zero.

       --derives-from vendor
              Exits with 0 if  the  current  vendor  distribution  is  a  derivative  of  vendor,
              otherwise  exits  with non-zero. It uses the "Parent" field to browse all ancestors
              of the current vendor.

       --query field
              Print on standard output the value of the vendor-specific  field  for  the  current
              vendor.

       --help Show the usage message and exit.

       --version
              Show the version and exit.

OPTIONS

       --vendor vendor
              Assumes  the current vendor is vendor instead of discovering it with the DEB_VENDOR
              environment variable or /etc/dpkg/origins/default.

ENVIRONMENT

       DEB_VENDOR
              This setting defines the current vendor. If not set, it will discover  the  current
              vendor by reading /etc/dpkg/origins/default.

AUTHOR

       Copyright © 2009 Raphaël Hertzog

       This  is  free software; see the GNU General Public Licence version 2 or later for copying
       conditions. There is NO WARRANTY.