dh_md5sums - generate DEBIAN/md5sums file
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.
This program is a part of debhelper.
Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org>