Section: Debhelper (1)
dh_movefiles - move files out of debian/tmp into subpackages
is a debhelper program that is responsible for moving files
out of debian/tmp
or some other directory and into other package build
directories. This may be useful if your package has a Makefile
everything into debian/tmp
, and you need to break that up into subpackages.
Note: dh_install is a much better program, and you are recommended to use
it instead of dh_movefiles.
Lists the files to be moved into a package, separated by whitespace. The
filenames listed should be relative to debian/tmp/. You can also list
directory names, and the whole directory will be moved.
Instead of moving files out of debian/tmp (the default), this option makes
it move files out of some other directory. Since the entire contents of
the sourcedir is moved, specifying something like --sourcedir=/ is very
unsafe, so to prevent mistakes, the sourcedir must be a relative filename;
it cannot begin with a `/'.
- -Xitem, --exclude=item
Exclude files that contain item anywhere in their filename from
- file ...
Lists files to move. The filenames listed should be relative to
debian/tmp/. You can also list directory names, and the whole directory will
be moved. It is an error to list files here unless you use -p, -i, or -a to
tell dh_movefiles which subpackage to put them in.
Note that files are always moved out of debian/tmp
by default (even if you
have instructed debhelper to use a compatibility level higher than one,
which does not otherwise use debian/tmp for anything at all). The idea
behind this is that the package that is being built can be told to install
, and then files can be moved by dh_movefiles
directory. Any files or directories that remain are ignored, and get
deleted by dh_clean
This program is a part of debhelper.
Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org