dh_undocumented - make symlinks to undocumented.7.gz man page
dh_undocumented [debhelper options] [-A] [manpage ...]
dh_undocumented is a debhelper program that is responsible for making
symlinks to undocumented(7) for man pages that are not present in your
The program takes a list of man pages that should be symlinked to
undocumented(7). It examines the extension to see what section the man
page belongs in. After figuring this out, it generates the necessary
The lists of man pages that need symlinks can be specified in two ways.
Any man page names specified as parameters will be set up in the first
package dh_undocumented is told to act on. By default, this is the
first binary package in debian/control, but if you use -p, -i, or -a
flags, it will be the first package specified by those flags.
Also, a file named debian/package.undocumented can list other man page
names to set up.
Install undocumented man page symlinks for any man pages specified
by command line parameters in ALL packages acted on. I doubt anyone
will find this useful, it's here for consitency with other debhelper
Install undocumented man page symlinks for each of these man pages
into the first package acted on. (Or in all packages acted on if -A
Note that Debian policy prohibits links to undocumented(7) unless the
package has an open bug report stating that it has no man page. You
should really just write a man page instead; this program is an easy
This program is a part of debhelper.
Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org>
3rd Berkeley Distribution 2001-11-17 DH_UNDOCUMENTED(1)
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