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who-permits-upload - look-up Debian Maintainer access control lists


who-permits-upload [-h] [-s keyring] [-d dm_url] [-s search_type] query [query ...]


who-permits-upload looks up the given Debian Maintainer (DM) upload permissions from
ftp-master.debian.org and parses them in a human readable way. The tool can search by DM
name, sponsor (the person who granted the permission) and by package.


--dmfile=dm_url, -d dm_url
Retrieve the DM permission file from the supplied URL. When this option is not
present, the default value https://ftp-master.debian.org/dm.txt is used.

--help, -h
Display an usage summary and exit.

--keyring=keyring, -s keyring
Use the supplied GnuPG keyrings to look-up GPG fingerprints from the DM permission
file. When not present, the default Debian Developer and Maintainer keyrings are used
(/usr/share/keyrings/debian-keyring.gpg and
/usr/share/keyrings/debian-maintainers.gpg, installed by the debian-keyring package).

Separate keyrings with a colon ":".

--search=search_type, -s search_type
Modify the look-up behavior. This influences the interpretation of the query argument.
Supported search types are:

Search for a source package name. This is also the default when --search is
omitted. Since package names are unique, this will return given ACLs - if any -
for a single package.

uid Search for a Debian Maintainer. This should be (a fraction of) a name. It will
return all ACLs assigned to matching maintainers.

Search for a sponsor (i.e. a Debian Developer) who granted DM permissions. This
will return all ACLs given by the supplied developer.

Note that this is an expensive operation which may take some time.

A case sensitive argument to be looked up in the ACL permission file. The exact
interpretation of this argument is dependent by the --search argument.

This argument can be repeated.


0 Success

1 An error occurred

2 The command line was not understood


who-permits-upload --search=sponsor [email protected]
Search for all DM upload permissions given by the UID "[email protected]". Note, that
only primary UIDs will match.

who-permits-upload -s=sponsor "Arno Töll"
Same as above, but use a full name instead.

who-permits-upload apache2
Look up who gave upload permissions for the apache2 source package.

who-permits-upload --search=uid "Paul Tagliamonte"
Look up all DM upload permissions given to "Paul Tagliamonte".

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