|DSCEXTRACT(1)||General Commands Manual||DSCEXTRACT(1)|
dscextract - extract a single file from a Debian source package
dscextract [options] dscfile file
dscextract reads a single file from a Debian source package. The idea is to only look into .diff.gz files (source format 1.0) or .debian.tar.gz/bz2 files (source format 3.0) where possible, hence avoiding to unpack large tarballs. It is most useful for files in the debian/ subdirectory.
file is relative to the first level directory contained in the package, i.e. with the first component stripped.
- "Fast" mode. For source format 1.0, avoid to fall back scanning the .orig.tar.gz file if file was not found in the .diff.gz. (For 3.0 packages, it is assumed that debian/* are exactly the contents of debian.tar.gz/bz2.)
- file was extracted.
- file was not found in the source package.
- An error occurred, like dscfile was not found.
dscextract dds_2.1.1+ddd105-2.dsc debian/watch || test $? = 1
dscextract was written by Christoph Berg <firstname.lastname@example.org>.