Set the root directory to dir instead of `/'. Useful and valid only with
the --check action.
Below is list of possible actions install-docs could handle. There can be only one action
option passed to install-docs, moreover the action with its arguments must be the last option
Each file argument should be the full path for the doc-base control file (i.e.
`/usr/share/doc-base/some_file' or `/etc/doc-base/documents/some_file'), and each
docid should be the document identifier
(Document identifiers are set in the `Document' field of the control file, and usually
correspond to the package name.)
If file or docid equals `-' (the minus sign), the list of
arguments is read from the standard input (each file name or document id in separate line).
-ifile [file ...], --installfile [file ...]
Install the documentation described by the control file file.
-rfile [file ...], --removefile [file ...]
Remove the documentation identified by the control file
-cfile [file ...], --checkfile [file ...]
Check the control file file and display number of possible problems found.
Use with --verbose to get the actual locations of errors and warnings.
If --rootdir was also given, its argument will be prepended to names of the files
given if the `Files' and `Index' fields of the file.
De-register all registered documents.
(Re)register all documents from /usr/share/doc-base and /etc/doc-base/documents.
Compare contents of /usr/share/doc-base and /etc/doc-base/documents directories
with registered documents database and de-register any files that are missing and
(re)register only changed or new files.
-sdocid [docid ...], --statusdocid [docid ...]
Display the status of the document identifier docid.
-Ldocid [docid ...], --listfilesdocid [docid ...]
Deprecated option. Does nothing.
Dumps contents of internal databases, for debugging purposes. dbname can be either files.db or
Show a short help message.
Display version infromation
The following features were added in version 0.8.4,
please make sure to add proper
`Conflicts' or `Depends' lines if you would like to use them in your package's scripts:
support for passing more than one argument to the -i and -r actions,
This program was originally written by Christian Schwarz
<email@example.com>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system, and the
next maintainer was Adam Di Carlo <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Robert Luberda <email@example.com> is currently maintaining and extending it.
This software was meant to be for the benefit of the entire Debian
user and developer community. If you are interested in being involved
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