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DH_CLEAN(1) Debhelper DH_CLEAN(1)

NAME

dh_clean - clean up package build directories

SYNOPSIS

dh_clean [debhelper options] [-k] [-d] [-Xitem] [path ...]

DESCRIPTION

dh_clean is a debhelper program that is responsible for cleaning up. It should be the last step of the clean target and other debhelper commands generally assume that dh_clean will clean up after them.

It removes the package build directories, and removes some other files including debian/files, and any detritus left behind by other debhelper commands. It also removes common files that should not appear in a Debian diff: #*# *~ DEADJOE *.orig *.rej *.SUMS TAGS .deps/* *.P *-stamp

It does not run "make clean" to clean up after the build process. Use dh_auto_clean(1) to do things like that.

FILES

debian/clean
Can list other paths to be removed.

Note that directories listed in this file must end with a trailing slash. Any content in these directories will be removed as well.

Supports substitution variables in compat 13 and later as documented in debhelper(7).

OPTIONS

-k, --keep
This is deprecated, use dh_prep(1) instead.

The option is removed in compat 12.

-d, --dirs-only
Only clean the package build directories, do not clean up any other files at all.
-Xitem --exclude=item
Exclude files that contain item anywhere in their filename from being deleted, even if they would normally be deleted. You may use this option multiple times to build up a list of things to exclude.
path ...
Delete these paths too.

Note that directories passed as arguments must end with a trailing slash. Any content in these directories will be removed as well.

SEE ALSO

debhelper(7)

This program is a part of debhelper.

AUTHOR

Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>
2020-07-05 13.2