dpkg-vendor(1) queries information about distribution vendors


dpkg-vendor [option...] command


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.


--is vendor
Exits with 0 if the current vendor is vendor. Otherwise exits with 1.
--derives-from vendor
Exits with 0 if the current vendor distribution is a derivative of vendor, otherwise exits with 1. 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.


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


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