dpkg-gensymbols --version (return code: 0)
Debian dpkg-gensymbols version 1.18.4. This is free software; see the GNU General Public License version 2 or later for copying conditions. There is NO warranty.
dpkg-gensymbols --help (return code: 0)
Usage: dpkg-gensymbols [<option>...] Options: -p<package> generate symbols file for package. -P<package-build-dir> temporary build directory instead of debian/tmp. -e<library> explicitly list libraries to scan. -v<version> version of the packages (defaults to version extracted from debian/changelog). -c<level> compare generated symbols file with the reference template in the debian directory and fail if difference is too important; level goes from 0 for no check, to 4 for all checks (default level is 1). -q keep quiet and never emit any warnings or generate a diff between generated symbols file and the reference template. -I<file> force usage of <file> as reference symbols file instead of the default file. -O[<file>] write to stdout (or <file>), not .../DEBIAN/symbols. -t write in template mode (tags are not processed and included in output). -V verbose output; write deprecated symbols and pattern matching symbols as comments (in template mode only). -a<arch> assume <arch> as host architecture when processing symbol files. -d display debug information during work. -?, --help show this help message. --version show the version.