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LINTIAN-INFO(1)	      User Contributed Perl Documentation      LINTIAN-INFO(1)

       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

       -a, --annotate
	   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.

       -h, --help
	   Display usage information and exit.

       --include-dir dir
	   Use dir as an additional "Lintian root".  The directory is expected
	   have a similar layout to the LINTIAN_ROOT (if it exists), but does
	   not need to be a full self-contained root.

	   Unlike lintian, lintian-info will not load any code from these
	   additional directories.

	   This option may appear more than once; each time adding an
	   additional directory.

	   Note: This option should be the very first if given.

       --profile prof
	   Use the severities from the vendor profile prof when displaying
	   tags.  If the profile name does not contain a slash, the default
	   profile for than vendor is chosen.

	   If not specified, lintian-info loads the best profile for the
	   current vendor.

	   Please Refer to the Lintian User Manual for the full documentation
	   of profiles.

       -t, --tags
	   Rather than treating them as log file names, treat any command-line
	   options as tag names and display the descriptions of each tag.

       --user-dirs, --no-user-dirs
	   By default, lintian will check $HOME and /etc for files supplied by
	   the user or the local sysadmin (e.g. profiles).  This default can
	   be disabled (and re-enabled) by using --no-user-dirs (and
	   --user-dirs, respectively).

	   These option can appear multiple times, in which case the of them
	   to appear determines the result.

	   Note: This option should be the very first if given.

       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.


       Niels Thykier <>

       Richard Braakman <>

       Christian Schwarz <>

perl v5.18.2			  2014-03-13		       LINTIAN-INFO(1)

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