− dpkg configuration file
contains default options for dpkg. Each line contains a
single option which is exactly the same as a normal command
line option for dpkg except for the leading hyphens which
are not used here. Quotes surrounding option values are
stripped. Comments are allowed by starting a line with a
hash sign (’#’).
/usr/share/doc/dpkg/THANKS for the list of people who
have contributed to dpkg.