dh_md5sums man page

dh_md5sums — generate DEBIAN/md5sums file

Synopsis

dh_md5sums [debhelper options] [-x] [-Xitem] [--include-conffiles]

Description

dh_md5sums is a debhelper program that is responsible for generating a DEBIAN/md5sums file, which lists the md5sums of each file in the package. These files are used by the debsums package.

All files in DEBIAN/ are omitted from the md5sums file, as are all conffiles (unless you use the --include-conffiles switch).

The md5sums file is installed with proper permissions and ownerships.

Options

-x, --include-conffiles
Include conffiles in the md5sums list. Note that this information is redundant since it is included elsewhere in Debian packages.
-Xitem, --exclude=item
Exclude files that contain item anywhere in their filename from being listed in the md5sums file.

See Also

debhelper(7)

This program is a part of debhelper.

Author

Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>

Referenced By

debhelper(7).

2015-06-28 9.20150628 Debhelper