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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
-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
--to, -t <version> include all changes up to or equal
--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 <http://packages.debian.org/>.
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 <https://bugs.debian.org/576606>
Parse::DebianChangelog, the underlying Perl module
Description of the Debian changelog format in the Debian policy:
Frank Lichtenheld, <email@example.com>
COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE
Copyright (C) 2005 by Frank Lichtenheld
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