dscextract man page

dscextract — extract a single file from a Debian source package

Synopsis

dscextract [options] dscfile file

Description

dscextract reads a single file from a Debian source package. The idea is to only look into .diff.gz files (source format 1.0) or .debian.tar.gz/bz2 files (source format 3.0) where possible, hence avoiding to unpack large tarballs. It is most useful for files in the debian/ subdirectory.

file is relative to the first level directory contained in the package, i.e. with the first component stripped.

Options

-f
"Fast" mode. For source format 1.0, avoid to fall back scanning the .orig.tar.gz file if file was not found in the .diff.gz. (For 3.0 packages, it is assumed that debian/* are exactly the contents of debian.tar.gz/bz2.)

Exit Status

0
file was extracted.
1
file was not found in the source package.
2
An error occurred, like dscfile was not found.

Example

dscextract dds_2.1.1+ddd105-2.dsc debian/watch || test $? = 1

Author

dscextract was written by Christoph Berg <myon@debian.org>.

Referenced By

devscripts(1).

Debian Utilities DEBIAN