dh_movefiles(1)



DH_MOVEFILES(1)                    Debhelper                   DH_MOVEFILES(1)

NAME
       dh_movefiles - move files out of debian/tmp into subpackages

SYNOPSIS
       dh_movefiles [debhelperoptions] [--sourcedir=dir] [-Xitem] [file...]

DESCRIPTION
       dh_movefiles 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
       that installs 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.

FILES
       debian/package.files
           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.

OPTIONS
       --sourcedir=dir
           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
           being installed.

       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.

NOTES
       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 into debian/tmp, and then files can be moved by dh_movefiles
       from that directory. Any files or directories that remain are ignored,
       and get deleted by dh_clean later.

SEE ALSO
       debhelper(7)

       This program is a part of debhelper.

AUTHOR
       Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>

10.10.9                           2017-11-19                   DH_MOVEFILES(1)

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