lintian-info --tags tag ...
The lintian-info command parses the output of the lintian command and gives verbose information about the listed Lintian error tags, parses a Lintian override file and gives verbose information about the tags included, or (if given the -t or --tags option) explains a given tag or tags.
If no log-file is specified on the command line, this command expects its input on stdin. Thus, the output of lintian can either be piped through lintian-info or a log file produced by lintian can be processed with this command. (Note, though, that the lintian command has a command line option -i to display the same results as lintian-info, so you will not normally need to pipe the output of lintian into this command.)
Unlike lintian, lintian-info will not load any code from these additional directories.
This option may appear more than once; each time adding an additional directory.
Note: This option should be the very first if given.
If not specified, lintian-info loads the best profile for the current vendor.
Please Refer to the Lintian User Manual for the full documentation of profiles.
These option can appear multiple times, in which case the of them to appear determines the result.
If -t or --tags was given and one or more of the tags specified were unknown, this command returns the exit code 1. Otherwise, it always returns with exit code 0.
Niels Thykier <email@example.com>
Richard Braakman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Christian Schwarz <email@example.com>