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       dpkg-vendor - queries information about distribution vendors


       dpkg-vendor [option...] command


       dpkg-vendor  is  a  tool  to  query information about vendors listed in
       /etc/dpkg/origins. /etc/dpkg/origins/default contains information about
       the current vendor.


       --is vendor
              Exits  with  0  if the current vendor is vendor. Otherwise exits
              with non-zero.

       --derives-from vendor
              Exits with 0 if the current vendor distribution is a  derivative
              of  vendor,  otherwise exits with non-zero. It uses the "Parent"
              field to browse all ancestors of the current vendor.

       --query field
              Print on standard output the value of the vendor-specific  field
              for the current vendor.

       --help Show the usage message and exit.

              Show the version and exit.


       --vendor vendor
              Assumes  the  current vendor is vendor instead of discovering it
              with     the     DEB_VENDOR     environment     variable      or


              This  setting  defines  the  current vendor. If not set, it will
              discover      the      current      vendor      by       reading


       Copyright (C) 2009 Raphael Hertzog

       This  is free software; see the GNU General Public Licence version 2 or
       later for copying conditions. There is NO WARRANTY.