dh_md5sums [debhelper options] [-x] [-Xitem] [--include-conffiles]
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 dpkg --verify or the debsums(1) program.
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.
- -x, --include-conffiles
Include conffiles in the md5sums list. Note that this information is redundant since it is included in /var/lib/dpkg/status in Debian packages.
- -Xitem, --exclude=item
Exclude files that contain item anywhere in their filename from being listed in the md5sums file.
This program is a part of debhelper.
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