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       devscripts.conf - configuration file for the devscripts package


       The devscripts package provides a collection of scripts which may be of
       use to Debian developers and others wishing to build  Debian  packages.
       Many of these have options which can be configured on a system-wide and
       per-user basis.

       Every script in the devscripts package which makes use of  values  from
       these configuration files describes the specific settings recognised in
       its  own  manpage.   (For  a  list   of   the   scripts,   either   see
       /usr/share/doc/devscripts/README.gz  or  look  at the output of dpkg -L
       devscripts | grep /usr/bin.)

       The two configuration files are  /etc/devscripts.conf  for  system-wide
       defaults  and  ~/.devscripts  for  per-user settings.  They are written
       with bash(1) syntax, but should only have comments and simple  variable
       assignments  in them; they are both sourced (if present) by many of the
       devscripts scripts.  Variables corresponding to simple switches  should
       have  one  of  the  values yes and no; any other setting is regarded as
       equivalent to the default setting.

       All variable names are written in uppercase, and begin with the  script
       name.   Package-wide  variables begin with "DEVSCRIPTS", and are listed
       below, as well as in the relevant manpages.

       For a list of all of the available options variables, along with  their
       default     settings,    see    the    example    configuration    file
       /usr/share/doc/devscripts/devscripts.conf.ex.   This   is   copied   to
       /etc/devscripts.conf  when  the  devscripts package is first installed.
       Information about configuration options introduced in newer versions of
       the  package  will be appended to /etc/devscripts.conf when the package
       is upgraded.

       Every script which reads the  configuration  files  can  be  forced  to
       ignore them by using --no-conf as the first command-line option.


       The currently recognised package-wide variables are:

              These   control   scripts  which  change  directory  to  find  a
              debian/changelog file or suchlike, and some other  miscellaneous
              cases.   In  order to prevent unwanted, even possibly dangerous,
              behaviour,  these  variables  control  when  actions   will   be
              performed.   The  scripts  which  currently  make  use  of these
              variables are: debc, debchange/dch, debclean, debi,  debrelease,
              debuild and uscan, but this list may change with time (and I may
              not remember to update this manpage).  Please see  the  manpages
              of  individual scripts for details of the specific behaviour for
              each script.


       devscripts(1) and /usr/share/doc/devscripts/README.gz.


       This manpage was written for the  devscripts  package  by  the  package
       maintainer Julian Gilbey <>.