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DEB-JANITOR(1) General Commands Manual DEB-JANITOR(1)


deb-janitor - interact with the Debian Janitor service


deb-janitor diff SOURCE SUITE


deb-janitor is a command-line client for the Debian Janitor service, interacting with the API. It currently allows retrieving the diff for specific packages or scheduling new runs.

SOURCE is the name of a source package.

SUITE is the name of one of the suites supported by the janitor. Common values include lintian-fixes and multiarch-fixes. See the homepage for a full list.


show this help message and exit
Output more information
Override the API endpoint to communicate with, rather than using the main Debian Janitor instance. E.g. --api-url=


# Schedule a new run fixing lintian issues in the "dulwich" package:
$ deb-janitor schedule dulwich lintian-fixes
Scheduled. Estimated duration: 236.32s, queue position: 1 (wait time: 0.00)
# Retrieve the diff for fontmake
$ deb-janitor diff fontmake lintian-fixes
=== added file 'debian/upstream/metadata'
--- a/debian/upstream/metadata	1970-01-01 00:00:00 +0000
+++ b/debian/upstream/metadata	2020-11-28 11:58:34 +0000
@@ -0,0 +1,5 @@
# Leave a review for a package
$ deb-janitor review fontmake lintian-fixes rejected "Some fonts are no longer installed"


deb-janitor and this manual page were written by Jelmer Vernooij <>

Both are released under the GNU General Public License, version 3 or later.



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