dh_clean(1) — Linux manual page


DH_CLEAN(1)                     Debhelper                    DH_CLEAN(1)

NAME         top

       dh_clean - clean up package build directories

SYNOPSIS         top

       dh_clean [debhelper options] [-k] [-d] [-Xitem] [path ...]

DESCRIPTION         top

       dh_clean is a debhelper program that is responsible for cleaning
       up.  It should be the last step of the clean target and other
       debhelper commands generally assume that dh_clean will clean up
       after them.

       It removes the package build directories, and removes some other
       files including debian/files, and any detritus left behind by
       other debhelper commands. It also removes common files that
       should not appear in a Debian diff:
         #*# *~ DEADJOE *.orig *.rej *.SUMS TAGS .deps/* *.P *-stamp

       It does not run "make clean" to clean up after the build process.
       Use dh_auto_clean(1) to do things like that.

FILES         top

           Can list other paths to be removed.

           Note that directories listed in this file must end with a
           trailing slash.  Any content in these directories will be
           removed as well.

           Supports substitution variables in compat 13 and later as
           documented in debhelper(7).

OPTIONS         top

       -k, --keep
           This is deprecated, use dh_prep(1) instead.

           The option is removed in compat 12.

       -d, --dirs-only
           Only clean the package build directories, do not clean up any
           other files at all.

       -Xitem --exclude=item
           Exclude files that contain item anywhere in their filename
           from being deleted, even if they would normally be deleted.
           You may use this option multiple times to build up a list of
           things to exclude.

       path ...
           Delete these paths too.

           Note that directories passed as arguments must end with a
           trailing slash.  Any content in these directories will be
           removed as well.

SEE ALSO         top


       This program is a part of debhelper.

AUTHOR         top

       Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>

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