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queries information about distribution vendors


dpkg-vendor [option...] command

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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.


--vendor vendor

Assumes the current vendor is vendor instead of discovering it with the DEB_VENDOR environment variable or /etc/dpkg/origins/default.


--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.


Show the usage message and exit.


Show the version and exit.



This setting defines the current vendor. If not set, it will discover the current vendor by reading /etc/dpkg/origins/default.

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