dh_installdocs

       dh_installdocs [debhelperoptions] [-A] [-Xitem] [file...]

DESCRIPTION
       dh_installdocs is a debhelper program that is responsible for
       installing documentation into usr/share/doc/package in package build
       directories.

FILES
       debian/package.docs
           List documentation files to be installed into package.

       debian/copyright
           The copyright file is installed into all packages, unless a more
           specific copyright file is available.

       debian/package.copyright
       debian/package.README.Debian
       debian/package.TODO
           Each of these files is automatically installed if present for a
           package.

       debian/README.Debian
       debian/TODO
           These files are installed into the first binary package listed in
           debian/control.

           Note that README.debian files are also installed as README.Debian,
           and TODO files will be installed as TODO.Debian in non-native
           packages.

       debian/package.doc-base
           Installed as doc-base control files. Note that the doc-id will be
           determined from the Document: entry in the doc-base control file in
           question. In the event that multiple doc-base files in a single
           source package share the same doc-id, they will be installed to
           usr/share/doc-base/package instead of usr/share/doc-base/doc-id.

       debian/package.doc-base.*
           If your package needs to register more than one document, you need
           multiple doc-base files, and can name them like this. In the event
           that multiple doc-base files of this style in a single source
           package share the same doc-id, they will be installed to
           usr/share/doc-base/package-* instead of usr/share/doc-base/doc-id.

OPTIONS
       -A, --all
           Install all files specified by command line parameters in ALL
           packages acted on.

       -Xitem, --exclude=item
           Exclude files that contain item anywhere in their filename from
           being installed. Note that this includes doc-base files.

       --link-doc=package

           (An older method to accomplish the same thing, which is still
           supported, is to make the documentation directory of a package be a
           dangling symlink, before calling dh_installdocs.)

           CAVEAT: If a previous version of the package was built without this
           option and is now built with it (or vice-versa), it requires a "dir
           to symlink" (or "symlink to dir") migration.  Since debhelper has
           no knowledge of previous versions, you have to enable this
           migration itself.

           This can be done by providing a "debian/package.maintscript" file
           and using dh_installdeb(1) to provide the relevant maintainer
           script snippets.

       file ...
           Install these files as documentation into the first package acted
           on. (Or in all packages if -A is specified).

EXAMPLES
       This is an example of a debian/package.docs file:

         README
         TODO
         debian/notes-for-maintainers.txt
         docs/manual.txt
         docs/manual.pdf
         docs/manual-html/

NOTES
       Note that dh_installdocs will happily copy entire directory hierarchies
       if you ask it to (similar to cp -a). If it is asked to install a
       directory, it will install the complete contents of the directory.

SEE ALSO
       debhelper(7)

       This program is a part of debhelper.

AUTHOR
       Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>

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