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       parsechangelog - parse Debian changelogs and output them in other

       parsechangelog [options] [changelogfile]

           --help, -h                  print usage information
           --version, -V               print version information
           --file, -l <file>           changelog file to parse, defaults
                                       to 'debian/changelog'
           -F<changelogformat>         ignored if changelogformat = 'debian'
                                       for compatibility with dpkg-dev
           -L<libdir>                  ignored for compatibility with dpkg-dev
           --format <outputformat>     see man page for list of available
                                       output formats, defaults to 'dpkg'
                                       for compatibility with dpkg-dev
           --since, -s, -v <version>   include all changes later than version
           --until, -u <version>       include all changes earlier than version
           --from, -f <version>        include all changes equal or later
                                       than version
           --to, -t <version>          include all changes up to or equal
                                       than version
           --count, -c, -n <number>    include <number> entries from the top
                                       (or the tail if <number> is lower than 0)
           --offset, -o <number>       change the starting point for --count,
                                       counted from the top (or the tail if
                                       <number> is lower than 0)
           --all                       include all changes

       If neither "changelogfile" nor "-l <file>" are specified,
       debian/changelog will be used. If two different files are specified the
       program will abort.

       If the filename is "-" the program reads the changelog from standard

       "--all" overrides all other range selecting options. "--count"
       overrides all other range selection options except for "--all".  The
       range selecting options can be mixed together, but only one of
       "--since" and "--from" and one of "--until" and "--to" can be specified
       at the same time.

       The dpkg and rfc822 formats default to showing only the first entry
       when no other options are given with while the HTML and XML formats
       default to showing all entries.

       For a more extensive documentation of the range selecting options and
       some (hopefully enlightening) examples see "COMMON OUTPUT OPTIONS" in

       parsechangelog parses Debian changelogs as described in the Debian
       policy (version 3.9.8 at the time of this writing) and converts them to
       other output formats. See section "SEE ALSO" for locations where to
       find the full format definition.

       The output formats supported are currently:

           Format as known from dpkg-parsechangelog(1). All requested entries
           (see "SYNOPSIS" on how to select specific entries) are returned in
           the usual Debian control format, merged in one stanza, ready to be
           used in a .changes file.

           Similar to the "dpkg" format, but the requested entries are
           returned as one stanza each, i.e. they are not merged. This is
           probably the format to use if you want a machine-usable
           representation of the changelog.

       xml Just a simple XML dump of the changelog data. Without any schema or
           DTD currently, just some made up XML. The actual format might still
           change. Comments and Improvements welcome.

           The changelog is converted to a somewhat nice looking HTML file
           with some nice features as a quick-link bar with direct links to
           every entry.  NOTE: This is not configurable yet and was
           specifically designed to be used on <>.
           This is planned to be changed until version 1.0. The used
           Parse::DebianChangelog module already supports configuration,
           however, this isn't exposed by this program yet.

       Any version given with "--since", "--until", "--from", or "--to" must
       exist in the changelogfile, else parsechangelog will a wrong result or
       even abort with an error message. See <>

       Parse::DebianChangelog, the underlying Perl module

       Description of the Debian changelog format in the Debian policy:

       Frank Lichtenheld, <>

       Copyright (C) 2005 by Frank Lichtenheld

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
       under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the
       Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your
       option) any later version.

       This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
       WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
       General Public License for more details.

       You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along
       with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc.,
       51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA  02110-1301 USA

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