dh_movefiles - move files out of debian/tmp into subpackages
dh_movefiles [debhelperoptions] [--sourcedir=dir] [-Xitem] file...]
dh_movefiles is a debhelper program that is responsible for moving
files out of debian/tmp or some other directory and into other package
build directories. This may be useful if your package has a Makefile
that installs everything into debian/tmp, and you need to break that up
Note: dh_install is a much better program, and you are recommended to
use it instead of dh_movefiles.
Lists the files to be moved into a package, separated by
whitespace. The filenames listed should be relative to debian/tmp/.
You can also list directory names, and the whole directory will be
Instead of moving files out of debian/tmp (the default), this
option makes it move files out of some other directory. Since the
entire contents of the sourcedir is moved, specifying something
like --sourcedir=/ is very unsafe, so to prevent mistakes, the
sourcedir must be a relative filename; it cannot begin with a `/'.
Exclude files that contain "item" anywhere in their filename from
Lists files to move. The filenames listed should be relative to
debian/tmp/. You can also list directory names, and the whole
directory will be moved. It is an error to list files here unless
you use -p, -i, or -a to tell dh_movefiles which subpackage to put
Note that files are always moved out of debian/tmp by default (even if
you have instructed debhelper to use a compatibility level higher than
one, which does not otherwise use debian/tmp for anything at all). The
idea behind this is that the package that is being built can be told to
install into debian/tmp, and then files can be moved by dh_movefiles
from that directory. Any files or directories that remain are ignored,
and get deleted by dh_clean later.
This program is a part of debhelper.
Joey Hess <email@example.com>