dh_auto_clean man page

dh_auto_clean — automatically cleans up after a build

Synopsis

dh_auto_clean [build system options] [debhelper options] [-- params]

Description

dh_auto_clean is a debhelper program that tries to automatically clean up after a package build. It does so by running the appropriate command for the build system it detects the package uses. For example, if there's a Makefile and it contains a distclean, realclean, or clean target, then this is done by running make (or MAKE, if the environment variable is set). If there is a setup.py or Build.PL, it is run to clean the package.

This is intended to work for about 90% of packages. If it doesn't work, or tries to use the wrong clean target, you're encouraged to skip using dh_auto_clean at all, and just run make clean manually.

Options

See "BUILD SYSTEM Options" in debhelper(7) for a list of common build system selection and control options.

-- params
Pass params to the program that is run, after the parameters that dh_auto_clean usually passes.

See Also

debhelper(7)

This program is a part of debhelper.

Author

Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>

Referenced By

debhelper(7), dh_clean(1).

2015-05-15 9.20150628 Debhelper