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       copher - automatically create and upload a SourceForge release


       copher [options] [files]


       Copher  automates  the  process of creating, uploading and publishing a
       SourceForge release using command-line parameters or  an  answer  file.
       Additional support for GForge-based sites is in development.


       Copher  follows  the  usual  GNU command line syntax, with long options
       starting with two dashes (‘--’).  A  summary  of  options  is  included

       --help, -h
              Show summary of options.

       --user, -u
              Specify login name

       --password, -w
              Specify password

       --project, -p
              Project name (unixname) to work with

       --package, -k
              Name of the package to release in (should already exist)

       --release, -r
              Name for the new or existing release

       --date, -d
              Release date (YYYY-MM-DD)

       --group-id, -G
              Group   id  (i.e.  project  id)  to  use  (optional,  faster  if

       --package-id, -P
              Package id to use (optional, faster if specified)

       --release-id, -R
              Release id of existing release to modify (implies -E)

       --exists, -E
              Don’t create a new release, use existing (use with -r)

       --hidden, -H
              Set release as not visible to the public

       --active, -A
              Set release as active (default for new releases)

       --notes, -N
              File containing release notes

       --changelog, -C
              File containing changelog

              Don’t upload files (assume they already were)

              Don’t send emailed release notice (step 4) (default: do)


       copher was written by Peter Lunicks <>.

       This    manual    page    was    written    by    Jonathan    Wiltshire
       <>,  for the Debian project (but may be used by

                                August 24, 2008