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       dh-exec-install - Install (and possibly rename) files.


       #! /usr/bin/dh-exec
       debian/default.conf => /etc/my-package/start.conf
       => /usr/bin/runme
       [linux-any kfreebsd-any] some-arch-specific-file /usr/lib/foo/


       Being a sub-command of dh-exec(1), this program must not be ran directly, but through
       dh-exec, which automatically runs all available sub-commands if run bare; or explicitly
       with dh-exec --with=install.

       It is meant to be used for the dh_install(1) family of files, and those alone. If it finds
       that its input is not such a file, it will do nothing, but echo back the contents. For a
       ful list of recognised files, see the FILE TYPES section of this manual.

       The purpose of the program is to extend dh_install(1)'s functionality, by allowing to
       specify a destination filename, and a way to move (instead of copy) a file to a single

       The first can be accomplished by a special syntax: the " => " mark between a source and a
       destination means that the source file should be installed with the specified destination

       For obvious reasons, the source must not be a wildcard, and the destination in this case
       must be a file, and not a directory.

       The second extension follows a simpler syntax: any filename prefixed with "=>" will be
       moved instead of copied to the package. This allows one to move a file out of a directory
       to a package, and install the rest of the files in the same dir into another package.

       See the FILTERING section of dh-exec(1) for more information about how lines are filtered.
       Any non-comment lines without a filter will be left alone.


       Due to the way executable scripts are called from debhelper(1), there is no way to know
       what options were used for the original dh_install(1). This means, that the --sourcedir
       option of dh_install(1) will not work correctly when dh-exec-install is in use.


       The program supports dh_install(1) and dh_installmanpages(1) files only.


       Internally, the renaming happens by creating a temporary directory under debian/tmp/, and
       copying (or moving, if the source was under debian/tmp/ to begin with) the file there,
       with the new name.

       This is done this way to allow dh_install(1) to do the real copying, and allow its options
       to continue working, even when renaming is involved.

       The temporary directory is put under debian/tmp so that it will be cleaned by dh_prep(1)
       when the clean target gets to run. Thus, no extra code is needed anywhere to clean up the
       renamed files.


           Indicates which directory the command-specific scripts should be sought for. If not
           specified, scripts will be searched for in /usr/share/dh-exec/.


           The various scripts for the higher-level program.


       The sub-command was introduced in dh-exec version 0.1. Support for dh_installmanpages(1)
       files were added in version 0.13.


       debhelper(1), dh-exec(1), dh_install(1)


       dh-exec-install is copyright © 2011-2016 by Software Freedom Conservancy, Inc.

                                            2016-01-11                         DH-EXEC-INSTALL(1)