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NAME

       dscextract - extract a single file from a Debian source package

SYNOPSIS

       dscextract [options] dscfile file

DESCRIPTION

       dscextract  reads  a  single  file from a Debian source package.  The idea is to only look
       into .diff.gz files (source format 1.0) or .debian.tar.gz/bz2 files  (source  format  3.0)
       where  possible,  hence avoiding to unpack large tarballs.  It is most useful for files in
       the debian/ subdirectory.

       file is relative to the first level directory contained in  the  package,  i.e.  with  the
       first component stripped.

OPTIONS

       -f     "Fast"  mode.  For  source format 1.0, avoid to fall back scanning the .orig.tar.gz
              file if file was not found in the .diff.gz.  (For 3.0 packages, it is assumed  that
              debian/* are exactly the contents of debian.tar.gz/bz2.)

EXIT STATUS

       0      file was extracted.

       1      file was not found in the source package.

       2      An error occurred, like dscfile was not found.

EXAMPLE

       dscextract dds_2.1.1+ddd105-2.dsc debian/watch || test $? = 1

AUTHOR

       dscextract was written by Christoph Berg <myon@debian.org>.