grep-excuses man page

grep-excuses — search the testing excuses files for a specific maintainer

Synopsis

grep-excuses [options] [maintainer|package]

Description

grep-excuses downloads the autoremovals and update_excuses.html files and greps them for the specified maintainer or package name. The wget package is required for this script. If no name is given on the command line, first the environment variable DEBFULLNAME is used if it is defined, and failing that, the configuration variable described below is used.

Options

--no-conf, --noconf
Do not read any configuration files. This can only be used as the first option given on the command-line.
--wipnity, -w
Get information from <https://qa.debian.org/excuses.php>. A package name must be given when using this option.
--help
Show a brief usage message.
--version
Show version and copyright information.
--no-autoremovals
Investigate and show only testing propagation excuses, not autoremovals.
--debug
Print debugging output to stderr (including url(s) fetched).

Configuration Variables

The two configuration files /etc/devscripts.conf and ~/.devscripts are sourced in that order to set configuration variables. Command line options can be used to override configuration file settings. Environment variable settings are ignored for this purpose. The currently recognised variable is:

GREP_EXCUSES_MAINTAINER
The default maintainer, email or package to grep for if none is specified on the command line.

See Also

devscripts.conf(5)

Author

Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>; modifications by Julian Gilbey <jdg@debian.org>.

Referenced By

devscripts(1).

Debian Utilities DEBIAN