sl - Correct you if you type `sl' by mistake

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename sl_5.02-1_i386.deb
Package name sl
Package version 5.02
Package release 1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category game::toys games interface::text-mode role::program uitoolkit::ncurses use::entertaining
License -
Maintainer Markus Frosch <>
Download size 12.52 KB
Installed size 51.00 KB
Sl is a program that can display animations aimed to correct you
if you type 'sl' by mistake.
SL stands for Steam Locomotive.


Package Version Architecture Repository
sl_5.02-1_amd64.deb 5.02 amd64 Debian Main
sl - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.1.3
libncurses6 >= 6
libtinfo6 >= 6


Type URL
Binary Package sl_5.02-1_i386.deb
Source Package sl

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install sl deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install sl




2019-02-02 - Markus Frosch <>
sl (5.02-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* [db4aaf1] Add watch file for mtoyoda/sl on GitHub
* [ab3971e] Update homepage to GitHub
* [2f27bd2] New upstream version 5.02 (Closes: #744161)
* [649343f] Update patch modify_Makefile
* [644471a] Update patch add_-e_option and merge with remove_SIGINT
* [25fe11b] Remove sl-h from packaging
This was a additional binary added via weird patches.
It might come back at some point, but as extra C source file.
* [515ad8f] Remove cdbs and use debhelper only
* [57fc193] Take maintainership (Closes: #897563)
* [f0fa9d3] Add Vcs info to control
* [b0ffd0e] Disable dbgsym package, its just a game
* [54542b5] rules: Add proper buildflags
* [775a4f8] control: State to conform with standards 4.3.0
2012-03-28 - Hiroyuki Yamamoto <>
sl (3.03-17) unstable; urgency=low
* Upgrade to policy 3.9.3 and debhelper to 9.
* Remove deprecated dpatch and upgrade to packaging format "3.0 quilt"
(closes: Bug#664331). Thanks Aalto.
* Hide cursor (closes: Bug#655148). Thanks Fuchs.
* Revert to supporting Ctrl-Z (closes: Bug#598992).
2009-01-15 - Hiroyuki Yamamoto <>
sl (3.03-16) unstable; urgency=low
* Upgrade to policy 3.8.0.
* Introduce CDBS.
* The program files are moved to /usr/games directory.
* Add codes for ignoring Ctrl-Z (closes: Bug#484626). Thanks G√ľnther.
2007-12-02 - Hiroyuki Yamamoto <>
sl (3.03-15) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer, acknowledged by predecessor maintainer Kenshi Muto.
* Upgrade to policy 3.7.2.
* Introduce dpatch.
* Fix manpage typo (closes: Bug#333269). Thanks Kobayashi.
* Add a symbolic link from /usr/bin/LS to /usr/bin/sl (closes: Bug#274562). Thanks Khachaturov.
* Add documents for meaning of sl (closes: Bug#283829). Thanks Moffitt.
2004-07-17 - Kenshi Muto <>
sl (3.03-14) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix minor mistake/typo in manpage (closes: Bug#259723, Bug#259724).
* Add German manpage translation (closes: Bug#259728). Thanks Helge.
2003-01-22 - Kenshi Muto <>
sl (3.03-13) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix manpage typo (closes: Bug#177784). Thanks Martin.
2001-05-23 - Kenshi Muto <>
sl (3.03-12) unstable; urgency=low
* Modify build-depends (closes: bug#98471). Thanks, Ryan.
2001-04-09 - Kenshi Muto <>
sl (3.03-11) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix manpage (closes: bug#92657). Thanks, Nakano.
* The segfaults bug #61066 was caused by libncurses, and it seems
already be fixed (closes: bug#61066). Thanks, Sano.
* Apply sl enhancement (You can use by sl-h). Thanks, Sano.
2001-01-25 - Kenshi Muto <>
sl (3.03-10) unstable; urgency=low
* Add -e option for intrrupting SL (closes: Bug#83321).
2001-01-23 - Kenshi Muto <>
sl (3.03-9) unstable; urgency=low
* Oops, I'd missed orig.tar.gz. I rebuilded it.

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slang-curl_0.2.1-6_i386.deb transfer files using HTTP and FTP from S-Lang
slang-expat_0.5.0-3_i386.deb S-Lang bindings for the expat XML parser
slang-gdbm_1.7.1-7+b1_i386.deb access to GDBM databases from S-Lang
slang-gsl_0.7.0-6+b1_i386.deb GNU Scientific Library binding for S-Lang
slang-pvm_0.1.5-13_i386.deb PVM (Parallel Virtual Machine) interface for S-Lang
slang-sqlite_0.4.0-4_i386.deb S-Lang bindings to the sqlite3 database library
slang-tess_0.3.0-7_all.deb regression testing system for the S-Lang scripting language
slang-wildcard_0.5.0-3_i386.deb adds a wildcard match function to S-Lang
slang-xfig_0.2.0~.117-2_i386.deb produce plots and drawings through Xfig's fig2dev in S-Lang
slapd-contrib_2.4.47+dfsg-3+deb10u1_i386.deb contributed plugins for OpenLDAP slapd
slapd-smbk5pwd_2.4.47+dfsg-3+deb10u1_all.deb transitional package for slapd-contrib
slapd_2.4.47+dfsg-3+deb10u1_i386.deb OpenLDAP server (slapd)
slapi-dev_2.4.47+dfsg-3+deb10u1_i386.deb development libraries for OpenLDAP SLAPI plugin interface