Provided by: dhelp_0.6.20ubuntu1_all bug

NAME

       dhelp_parse - Debian online help parser

SYNOPSIS

       dhelp_parse [ -r | -i | -a doc-base_file | -d doc-base_file ]

DESCRIPTION

       This  program  is  used  by  package  developers  to  register the documents included in a
       package.

       In most cases it is called by install-docs (see doc-base package), which in turn is called
       from the postinst and prerm scripts of a Debian package.

       An index of the registered documents is written in the directory /usr/share/doc/HTML

OPTIONS

       -h,--help
              Displays the help page.

       -a     Adds the documentation found in the given doc-base files to the dhelp database.

       -d     Deletes  the  documentation  found  in  the  given  doc-base  files  from the dhelp
              database.

       -i     Does an incremental update of the documents index for all documentation added  with
              the -a switch after the last index update.

       -r     Ignored, kept for compatibility.

PACKAGE DEVELOPERS

       You should usually rely on install-docs to do the work for you, but if for some reason you
       want to use dhelp_parse directly (not recommended!), you have to call it like this:

   postinst
       if [ -x /usr/sbin/dhelp_parse ]; then
         dhelp_parse -a /var/lib/doc-base/documents/foo
       fi

   prerm
       if [ -x /usr/sbin/dhelp_parse ]; then
         dhelp_parse -d /var/lib/doc-base/documents/foo
       fi

       Note that /var/lib/doc-base/documents/foo has to be a valid doc-base  file  (see  doc-base
       documentation).

SEE ALSO

       dhelp(1), install-docs(8)

AUTHOR

       This package was written by Esteban Manchado Velázquez (zoso@debian.org).