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       amo-changelog - fetch Version History of an addon


       amo-changelog [options] extension


       amo-changelog fetches the Version History of an addon from the Mozilla Extensions website.
       It is meant to offer an easy way to include upstream  changelogs  in  Debian  packages  of
       mozilla  extensions  -  in  many  cases, this is not contained in the upstream source code
       repository, but is available on said website.

       The extension argument is its short name,  as  used  by  the  website.  For  example,  the
       homepage  for  "Adblock  Plus"  is
       plus/, so the short name would be "adblock-plus".

       Here is an example for debian/rules:

       # if using debhelper
            dh_installchangelogs debian/upstream/changelog.html debian/upstream/changelog

       .PHONY: get-orig-changelog
            amo-changelog -p rst adblock-plus

       Using     this     approach,      one      would      save      the      output      files
       debian/upstream/{changelog.html,changelog}  as part of the Debian packaging. When updating
       the package with a new upstream release, one would run `debian/rules get-orig-changelog`


       -h, --help
              Display a brief help message.

       -f, --html-file
              File to write to. Default: debian/upstream/changelog.html

       -p, --plain-format
              Generate a human-readable form of the changelog  in  the  file  without  the  .html
              extension,  using  an  external  program. Possible options are text (uses lynx(1)),
              markdown (pandoc(1)), or rst (pandoc(1)). Default: none.


       Jakub Wilk <> and Ximin Luo <>