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commit f18d661bda083ba16f105acba170d42235c84941
Author: Markus Wanner <>
Date:   Fri Jul 19 21:06:03 2013 +0200

    Add man page for shp2pgsql-gui, as per Debian #656012. Written by
    Mònica Ramírez Arceda.

diff --git a/debian/changelog b/debian/changelog
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+postgis (2.0.3-3) UNRELEASED; urgency=low
+  [Mònica Ramírez Arceda]
+  * Add a manpage to shp2pgsql-gui. Closes: #656012.
+ -- Markus Wanner <>  Fri, 19 Jul 2013 10:59:47 +0200
 postgis (2.0.3-2) unstable; urgency=low
   * Correct dependency on libgdal-dev, allowing the old, now transitional
diff --git a/debian/postgis.manpages b/debian/postgis.manpages
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diff --git a/debian/shp2pgsql-gui.1 b/debian/shp2pgsql-gui.1
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+.TH SHP2PGSQL-GUI 1 "January 14, 2012" "" "PostGIS"
+shp2pgsql-gui \- Graphical User Interface for shp2pgsql
+.B shp2pgsql-gui
+.RI [ options ]
+This manual page documents briefly the 
+.B shp2pgsql-gui 
+.B shp2pgsql-gui 
+is a program that converts ESRI Shape files into SQL statements and imports 
these statements to a PostGIS/PostgreSQL database. The GUI allows the user to 
set the shape file to import, the PostGIS/PostgreSQL connection parameters and 
some options related to the table where the data will be imported to.
+.B shp2pgsql-gui
+can be called with some command line options that fill the PostGIS/PostgreSQL 
server connection parameters in.
+.B -d \fIdatabase\fP
+Specifies the name of the database where the data will be imported to.
+.B -h \fIhost\fP
+Specifies the host name of the machine on which the PostGIS/PostgreSQL server 
is running.
+.B -p \fIport\fP
+Specifies the TCP port on which the PostGIS/PostgreSQL server is listening for 
+.B -U \fIusername\fP
+Specifies the username with which the user will connect to the database.
+.B -W \fIpassword\fP
+Specifies the password with which the user will connect to the database.
+.B -?
+Shows help about shp2pgsql-gui command line arguments.
+shp2pgsql(1), pgsql2shp(1)
+The documentation of pgsql2shp, shp2pgsql and shp2pgsql-gui in HTML format is 
available on the filesystem at /usr/share/doc/postgis.
+shp2pgsql-gui was written by Paul Ramsey <> and Mark 
Cave-Ayland <>.
+This manual page was written by Mònica Ramírez Arceda <>, 
for the Debian project. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify 
this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 and 
any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.
+On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License can be 
found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-2.

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