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dpkg-name(1)			  dpkg suite			  dpkg-name(1)

NAME
       dpkg-name - rename Debian packages to full package names

SYNOPSIS
       dpkg-name [option...]  [--] file...

DESCRIPTION
       This manual page	documents the dpkg-name	program	which provides an easy
       way to rename Debian packages into their	full  package  names.  A  full
       package	name  consists of package_version_architecture.package-type as
       specified in the	control	file of	the package. The version part  of  the
       filename	 consists  of  the  upstream  version  information  optionally
       followed	by a hyphen and	the  revision  information.  The  package-type
       part comes from that field if present or	fallbacks to deb.

OPTIONS
       -a, --no-architecture
	      The   destination	  filename  will  not  have  the  architecture
	      information.

       -k, --symlink
	      Create a symlink,	instead	of moving.

       -o, --overwrite
	      Existing files will be overwritten if they have the same name as
	      the destination filename.

       -s, --subdir [dir]
	      Files  will be moved into	a subdirectory.	If the directory given
	      as argument exists the files will	be moved into  that  directory
	      otherwise	the name of the	target directory is extracted from the
	      section field in the control part	of  the	 package.  The	target
	      directory	 will be <<unstable/binary-architecture/section>>.  If
	      the section is not found in  the	control,  then	no-section  is
	      assumed,	and in this case, as well as for sections non-free and
	      contrib the target directory is <<section/binary-architecture>>.
	      The section field	is not required	so a lot of packages will find
	      their way	to the no-section area.	 Use this  option  with	 care,
	      it's messy.

       -c, --create-dir
	      This  option  can	 used together with the	-s option. If a	target
	      directory	isn't found it will  be	 created  automatically.   Use
	      this option with care.

       -?, --help
	      Show the usage message and exit.

       -v, --version
	      Show the version and exit.

BUGS
       Some	 packages      don't	 follow	    the	    name     structure
       package_version_architecture.deb.  Packages renamed by  dpkg-name  will
       follow  this  structure.	 Generally  this  will	have  no impact	on how
       packages	are installed by dselect(1)/dpkg(1),  but  other  installation
       tools might depend on this naming structure.

EXAMPLES
       dpkg-name bar-foo.deb
	      The  file	 bar-foo.deb will be renamed to	bar-foo_1.0-2_i386.deb
	      or something similar (depending on whatever  information	is  in
	      the control part of bar-foo.deb).

       find /root/debian/ -name	'*.deb'	| xargs	-n 1 dpkg-name -a
	      All  files  with the extension deb in the	directory /root/debian
	      and its subdirectory's will be renamed by	dpkg-name if  required
	      into names with no architecture information.

       find -name '*.deb' | xargs -n 1 dpkg-name -a -o -s -c
	      Don't  do	 this.	 Your  archive	will  be  messed up completely
	      because a	lot of packages	don't come with	 section  information.
	      Don't do this.

       dpkg-deb	--build	debian-tmp && dpkg-name	-o -s .. debian-tmp.deb
	      This can be used when building new packages.

SEE ALSO
       deb(5), deb-control(5), dpkg(1),	dpkg-deb(1), find(1), xargs(1).

1.18.24				  2017-05-17			  dpkg-name(1)

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