perform cleanups in preparation for building a binary package
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is a debhelper program that performs some file cleanups in
preparation for building a binary package. (This is what
dh_clean -k used to do.) It removes the package
build directories, debian/tmp, and some temp files
that are generated when building a binary package.
It is typically
run at the top of the binary-arch and
binary-indep targets, or at the top of a target such
as install that they depend on.
Exclude files that contain
item anywhere in their filename from being deleted,
even if they would normally be deleted. You may use this
option multiple times to build up a list of things to
This program is
a part of debhelper.