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       dh_installexamples - install example files into package build

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

       dh_installexamples is a debhelper program that is responsible for
       installing examples into usr/share/doc/package/examples in package
       build directories.

       From debhelper compatibility level 11 on, dh_install will fall back to
       looking in debian/tmp for files, if it does not find them in the
       current directory (or wherever you've told it to look using

           Lists example files or directories to be installed.

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

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

           Look in the specified directory for files to be installed.  This
           option requires compat 11 or later (it is silently ignored in
           compat 10 or earlier).

           Note that this is not the same as the --sourcedirectory option used
           by the dh_auto_* commands. You rarely need to use this option,
           since dh_installexamples automatically looks for files in
           debian/tmp in debhelper compatibility level 11 and above.

           Set the main package for a documentation package.  This is used to
           install the documentation of the documentation package in
           /usr/share/doc/main-package as recommended by the Debian policy
           manual 3.9.7 in <section>12.3.

           In compat 11 (or later), this option is only useful if debhelper's
           auto-detection of the main package is wrong.  The option can also
           be used to silence a warning from debhelper when the auto-detection
           fails but the default happens to be correct.

           This option cannot be used when dh_installexamples is instructed to
           act on multiple packages.  If you need this option, you will
           generally need to combine it with -p to ensure exactly one package
           is acted on.

       -Xitem, --exclude=item
           Exclude files that contain item anywhere in their filename from
           being installed.

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

       Note that dh_installexamples 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


       This program is a part of debhelper.

       Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>

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