who-permits-upload - look-up Debian Maintainer access control lists
who-permits-upload [-h] [-s keyring] [-d dm_url] [-s search_type] query
who-permits-upload looks up the given Debian Maintainer (DM) upload
permissions from ftp-master.debian.org and parses them in a human
readable way. The tool can search by DM name, sponsor (the person who
granted the permission) and by package.
--dmfile=dm_url, -d dm_url
Retrieve the DM permission file from the supplied URL. When this
option is not present, the default value
https://ftp-master.debian.org/dm.txt is used.
Display a usage summary and exit.
--keyring=keyring, -s keyring
Use the supplied GnuPG keyrings to look-up GPG fingerprints from
the DM permission file. When not present, the default Debian
Developer and Maintainer keyrings are used
/usr/share/keyrings/debian-maintainers.gpg, installed by the
Separate keyrings with a colon ":".
--search=search_type, -s search_type
Modify the look-up behavior. This influences the interpretation of
the query argument. Supported search types are:
Search for a source package name. This is also the default when
--search is omitted. Since package names are unique, this will
return given ACLs - if any - for a single package.
uid Search for a Debian Maintainer. This should be (a fraction of)
a name. It will return all ACLs assigned to matching
Search for a sponsor (i.e. a Debian Developer) who granted DM
permissions. This will return all ACLs given by the supplied
Note that this is an expensive operation which may take some
A case sensitive argument to be looked up in the ACL permission
file. The exact interpretation of this argument is dependent by the
This argument can be repeated.
1 An error occurred
2 The command line was not understood
who-permits-upload --search=sponsor email@example.com
Search for all DM upload permissions given by the UID
"firstname.lastname@example.org". Note, that only primary UIDs will match.
who-permits-upload -s=sponsor "Arno Toll"
Same as above, but use a full name instead.
Look up who gave upload permissions for the apache2 source package.
who-permits-upload --search=uid "Paul Tagliamonte"
Look up all DM upload permissions given to "Paul Tagliamonte".
who-permits-upload was written by Arno Toll <email@example.com> and is
licensed under the terms of the General Public License (GPL) version 2
gpg(1), gpg2(1), who-uploads(1)
Debian Utilities 2018-07-05 WHO-PERMITS-UPLOAD(1)
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