lintian-info --tags tag ...
The lintian-info command parses the output of the lintian command and
gives verbose information about the listed Lintian error tags, parses a
Lintian override file and gives verbose information about the tags
included, or (if given the -t or --tags option) explains a given tag or
If no log-file is specified on the command line, this command expects
its input on stdin. Thus, the output of lintian can either be piped
through lintian-info or a log file produced by lintian can be processed
with this command. (Note, though, that the lintian command has a
command line option -i to display the same results as lintian-info, so
you will not normally need to pipe the output of lintian into this
Read from standard input or any files specified on the command line
and search the input for lines formatted like Lintian override
entries. For each one that was found, display verbose information
about that tag.
Display usage information and exit.
Use the severities from the vendor profile prof when displaying
tags. If the profile name does not contain a slash, the default
profile for than vendor is chosen.
If not specified, lintian-info loads the best profile for the
Please Refer to the Lintian User Manual for the full documentation
Rather than treating them as log file names, treat any command-line
options as tag names and display the descriptions of each tag.
If -t or --tags was given and one or more of the tags specified were
unknown, this command returns the exit code 1. Otherwise, it always
returns with exit code 0.
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