DH_CLEAN(1) Debhelper DH_CLEAN(1)
dh_clean - clean up package build directories
dh_clean [debhelper options] [-k] [-d] [-Xitem] [path ...]
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.
debian/clean 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).
-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.
debhelper(7) This program is a part of debhelper.
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