DH_INSTALLEXAMPLES(1) Debhelper DH_INSTALLEXAMPLES(1)
dh_installexamples - install example files into package build
dh_installexamples [debhelperoptions] [-A] [-Xitem] [file...]
dh_installexamples is a debhelper program that is responsible for
installing examples into usr/share/doc/package/examples in package
From debhelper compatibility level 11 on, dh_install will fall back to
looking in debian/tmp for files, if it does not find them in the
current directory (or wherever you've told it to look using
Lists example files or directories to be installed.
Install any files specified by command line parameters in ALL
packages acted on.
Look in the specified directory for files to be installed. This
option requires compat 11 or later (it is silently ignored in
compat 10 or earlier).
Note that this is not the same as the --sourcedirectory option used
by the dh_auto_* commands. You rarely need to use this option,
since dh_installexamples automatically looks for files in
debian/tmp in debhelper compatibility level 11 and above.
Set the main package for a documentation package. This is used to
install the documentation of the documentation package in
/usr/share/doc/main-package as recommended by the Debian policy
manual 3.9.7 in S12.3.
In compat 11 (or later), this option is only useful if debhelper's
auto-detection of the main package is wrong. The option can also
be used to silence a warning from debhelper when the auto-detection
fails but the default happens to be correct.
This option cannot be used when dh_installexamples is instructed to
act on multiple packages. If you need this option, you will
generally need to combine it with -p to ensure exactly one package
is acted on.
Exclude files that contain item anywhere in their filename from
Install these files (or directories) as examples into the first
package acted on. (Or into all packages if -A is specified.)
Note that dh_installexamples will happily copy entire directory
hierarchies if you ask it to (similar to cp -a). If it is asked to
install a directory, it will install the complete contents of the
This program is a part of debhelper.
Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org>
11.3.5 2018-06-30 DH_INSTALLEXAMPLES(1)