lintian-info - give detailed information about Lintian's error tags
lintian-info [log-file...] ...
lintian-info --tags tag ...
The lintian-info command parses the output of the lintian command and
gives verbose information about the listed Lintian error tags, parses a
Lintian override file and gives verbose information about the tags
included, or (if given the -t or --tags option) explains a given tag or
If no log-file is specified on the command line, this command expects
its input on stdin. Thus, the output of lintian can either be piped
through lintian-info or a log file produced by lintian can be processed
with this command. (Note, though, that the lintian command has a
command line option -i to display the same results as lintian-info, so
you will not normally need to pipe the output of lintian into this
Read from standard input or any files specified on the command
line and search the input for lines formatted like Lintian
override entries. For each one that was found, display verbose
information about that tag.
Display usage information and exit.
Rather than treating them as log file names, treat any command-
line options as tag names and display the descriptions of each
If -t or --tags was given and one or more of the tags specified were
unknown, this command returns the exit code 1. Otherwise, it always
returns with exit code 0.
Richard Braakman <email@example.com>
Christian Schwarz <firstname.lastname@example.org>