DH_MD5SUMS(1)                     Debhelper                    DH_MD5SUMS(1)

NAME         top

       dh_md5sums - generate DEBIAN/md5sums file

SYNOPSIS         top

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

DESCRIPTION         top

       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)

       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         top

       -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         top


       This program is a part of debhelper.

AUTHOR         top

       Joey Hess <>

COLOPHON         top

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11.5                             2018-10-28                    DH_MD5SUMS(1)