dotdee - convert a flat file to a file concatenated from a .d-style directory

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name dotdee
Package version 2.0
Package release 0ubuntu1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 60 B
Download size 15.16 KB
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dotdee is a handy utility for converting a single flat text file to a
symlink to a file constructed by concatenating a set of files in .d-style


Package Version Architecture Repository
dotdee_2.0-0ubuntu1_all.deb 2.0 all Ubuntu Universe
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Type URL
Binary Package dotdee_2.0-0ubuntu1_all.deb
Source Package dotdee

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install dotdee deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install dotdee




2016-07-05 - Dustin Kirkland <>
dotdee (2.0-0ubuntu1) yakkety; urgency=medium
* Releasing Dotdee 2.0, which adds support for SystemD and drops support
for Upstart
2016-07-05 - Dustin Kirkland <>
dotdee (1.13-0ubuntu1) yakkety; urgency=medium
[ Martin Pitt ]
* debian/init: Drop Default-Stop: levels, the script does not do anything on
* Rebuild with current debhelper to drop sysv-rc dependency.
[ Dustin Kirkland ]
* debian/init, debian/upstart:
- deprecate upstart entirely
* debian/control, usr/sbin/dotdee:
- add dh-systemd build dep
- use service command for systemd compat
* debian/init, debian/service:
- remove sysvinit, add systemd job
2014-04-28 - Dustin Kirkland <>
dotdee (1.12-0ubuntu1) utopic; urgency=low
* usr/sbin/dotdee:
- name our temp directories
2013-08-21 - Dustin Kirkland <>
dotdee (1.11-0ubuntu1) saucy; urgency=low
[ Laszlo Boszormenyi ]
* debian/control, debian/copyright, debian/dirs, debian/rules:
- fixes for Debian
- remove accented characters
- use DEP5 copyright format
- drop unecessary dirs file
- specify rules format
2013-08-16 - Dustin Kirkland <>
dotdee (1.10-0ubuntu1) saucy; urgency=low
* Packaged and released for upload to Debian, closes: #719691
* debian/default, debian/upstart: LP: #993503
- provide an easy mechanism for diabling inotify
vi configuration
* debian/control:
- bump standards
- add uploader, Laszlo Boszormenyi (GCS) <>
- fix lintian error
2011-06-29 - Dustin Kirkland <>
dotdee (1.9-0ubuntu1) oneiric; urgency=low
[ Juan L. Negron ]
* etc/dotdee.xml: LP: #803030
- Original dotdee.xml file needs to not be installed as a conffile
2011-06-15 - Dustin Kirkland <>
dotdee (1.8-0ubuntu1) oneiric; urgency=low
* debian/postinst, usr/sbin/dotdee:
- fix some installation time breakage
- must update the contents, before the link, else update-alternatives
- simplify the postinst /etc/dotdee.xml setup logic for idempotence
2011-06-13 - Dustin Kirkland <>
dotdee (1.7-0ubuntu1) oneiric; urgency=low
* === added directory usr/share/dotdee, debian/postinst, === removed
directory etc/dotdee/usr, === removed directory
etc/dotdee/usr/share, === removed directory
etc/dotdee/usr/share/dotdee, === renamed directory
etc/dotdee/usr/share/dotdee/dotdee.xml.d => etc/dotdee/dotdee.xml.d,
usr/sbin/dotdee, usr/share/dotdee/watch_template:
- manage /etc/dotdee.xml with dotdee itself
- watch the managed file (symlink) for changes
- if the managed file changes, reinstall our dotdee managed link
* === added directory etc/dotdee/etc, debian/postinst,
etc/dotdee/dotdee.xml.d/51-etcdotdee-watch =>
etc/dotdee/etc/dotdee.xml.d/51-main, === renamed directory
etc/dotdee/dotdee.xml.d => etc/dotdee/etc/dotdee.xml.d,
usr/lib/dotdee/dotdee-inotify-handler, usr/sbin/dotdee,
usr/share/dotdee/watch_template, usr/share/man/man8/dotdee.8:
- add update-link, update-contents, list methods
* usr/lib/dotdee/dotdee-inotify-handler, usr/sbin/dotdee:
- move the inotify handling code into dotdee itself, which already
has several helper functions; should improve performance for
inotify handling situations
* usr/sbin/dotdee, usr/share/dotdee/watch_template:
- fixup a couple of minor bugs around canonicalizing the path and
- update the template to use --handle-inotify
* etc/dotdee/etc/dotdee.xml.d/51-main, usr/sbin/dotdee:
- get dotdee restarting when /etc/dotdee.xml changes
- clean up restart procedures

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