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SCAN-COPYRIGHTS(1p) User Contributed Perl Documentation SCAN-COPYRIGHTS(1p)

NAME

scan-copyrights - Scan source file and print lines for debian/copyright files

SYNOPSIS

  # in source package directory
  scan-copyrights > debian/copyright.new
  meld debian/copyright{,.new}

DESCRIPTION

This commands use "licensecheck" command to scan license and copyright information from source files. The output of licensecheck is parsed to generate the Files information of "debian/copyright" files according to Debian specifications <https://www.debian.org/doc/packaging-manuals/copyright-format/1.0/>

BUGS

Extracting license and copyright data from unstructured comments is not reliable. User must check manually the files when no copyright info is found or when the license is unknown.

The required changes can be stored in "debian/fill.copyright.blanks.yml" so that future runs of scan-copyrights will be more accurate. Please see "Filling the blanks" in Dpkg::Copyright::Scanner for instructions to write this file.

Examples

In pan source directory:

 $ scan-copyright
 no info for ./uulib/fptools.h, check manually this file
 no info for ./uulib/fptools.c, check manually this file
 no info for ./uulib/uustring.h, check manually this file
 no info for ./uulib/crc32.h, check manually this file
 no info for ./pan/data/defgroup.h, check manually this file
 no info for ./pan/general/time-elapsed.h, check manually this file
 [ snip ]
 Files: *
 Copyright: 1994-2001, by Frank Pilhofer.
 License: GPL-2+

 Files: pan/*
 Copyright: 2002-2006, Charles Kerr <charles@rebelbase.com>
 License: GPL-2

 Files: pan/data/cert-store.cc
 Copyright: 2011, Heinrich Muller <henmull@src.gnome.org>
   2002-2006, Charles Kerr <charles@rebelbase.com>
 License: GPL-2

 Files: pan/data/cert-store.h
 Copyright: 2002-2006, Charles Kerr <charles@rebelbase.com>
   2011, Heinrich Muller <henmull@src.gnome.org>
 License: GPL-2
 [ snip ]

SUPPORT

For support, please contact the author.

SEE ALSO

licensecheck, "licensecheck2dep5" from "cdbs" package

AUTHOR

Dominique Dumont <dod@debian.org>
2021-06-06 perl v5.32.1