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WHO-UPLOADS(1) General Commands Manual WHO-UPLOADS(1)


who-uploads - identify the uploaders of Debian source packages


who-uploads [options] source_package ...


who-uploads uses the Package Tracking System (PTS) to identify the uploaders of the three most recent versions of the given source packages. Note that the uploaders are identified using their gpg(1) or gpg2(1) keys; installing a recent version of the debian-keyring package should provide most of the required keys.

Note that because the PTS uses source packages, you must give the source package names, not the binary package names.


Specify the maximum number of uploads to display for each package; the default is 3. Note that you may not see this many uploads if there are not this many recorded in the PTS.
Add keyring to the list of keyrings to be searched for the uploader's GPG key.
By default, who-uploads uses the three Debian keyrings /usr/share/keyrings/debian-keyring.gpg, /usr/share/keyrings/debian-nonupload.gpg, and /usr/share/keyrings/debian-maintainers.gpg (although this default can be changed in the configuration file, see below). Specifying this option means that the default keyrings will not be examined. The --keyring option overrides this one.
Show the date of the upload alongside the uploader's details
Do not show the date of the upload alongside the uploader's details. This is the default behaviour.
Do not read any configuration files. This can only be used as the first option given on the command-line.
Display a help message and exit successfully.
Display version and copyright information and exit successfully.


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 variables are:

Show the date of the upload alongside the uploader's details. By default, this is "no".
The maximum number of uploads to display for each package. By default, this is 3.
This is a colon-separated list of the default keyrings to be used. By default, it is the three Debian keyrings /usr/share/keyrings/debian-keyring.gpg, /usr/share/keyrings/debian-nonupload.gpg, and /usr/share/keyrings/debian-maintainers.gpg.


The original version of who-uploads was written by Adeodato Simó <>. The current version is by Julian Gilbey <>.

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