par - Paragraph reformatter

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name par
Package version 1.52
Package release 3
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 132 B
Download size 47.67 KB
Official Mirror
Greatly enhanced fmt type program by Adam M. Costello.
Can be used within vi or other editor to automatically reformat text
in a variety of ways.
Perfect for use with email & usenet messages as it correctly handles
multiple levels of quoting characters.
This version includes a patch allowing multi-byte and multi-width character


Package Version Architecture Repository
par_1.52-3_i386.deb 1.52 i386 Debian Main
par - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.6-1


Type URL
Binary Package par_1.52-3_amd64.deb
Source Package par

Install Howto

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




2007-08-27 - Kapil Hari Paranjape <>
par (1.52-3) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/README.Debian:
- removed as it is about the i18n patch which is not yet ready.
* debian/README.Debian-source:
- added an explanation about the cosmetic differences between
the Debian tar.gz and upstream tar.gz
* debian/watch:
- added entry based on current upstream numbering.
* debian/rules:
- set DEB_INSTALL_DOCS_ALL to debian/README.Debian-source
2007-08-24 - Kapil Hari Paranjape <>
par (1.52-2) unstable; urgency=low
[ Jérôme Pouiller (Jezz) ]
* debian/patches/add_Makefile:
- define _GNU_SOURCE_ to fix warnings
during compilation.
[ Mohammed Adnène Trojette ]
* debian/patches/fix_man_spellings:
- replace preceed with precede.
Closes: #311229 --- really. Closes: #437895.
* debian/changelog: remove emacs settings
* debian/rules: switch to cdbs
* debian/control: added cdbs to Build-Depends.
[ Kapil Hari Paranjape ]
* debian/control:
- added Mohammed Adnène Trojette and
Jérôme Pouiller to Uploaders.
- added quilt to Build-Depends.
- Standards-Version: 3.7.2. No changes required.
- changed maintainer e-mail address.
- removed space in "Home page:".
- added XS-Vcs-Svn field.
* debian/dirs: removed unused "/usr/sbin" entry.
* debian/rules: switch to quilt for patch management.
* debian/patches/catch_output_error:
- Clarified option E and I/O errors in par.1
- Added some output error checking if E option is 1.
Closes: #214179.
* debian/copyright: filled in more details about copyright on
original source, patches and Debian changes.
2006-03-27 - Kapil Hari Paranjape <>
par (1.52-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New Maintainer.
* Standards-Version: 3.6.2. No changes required.
* DH_COMPAT=4. Needed to replace use of dh_installmanpages
with dh_installman. Also fixed Build-Depends.
* Incorporated spelling corrections in the
man page. Closes: #311229.
2003-03-16 - Andreas Metzler <>
par (1.52-0.1) unstable; urgency=low
* new upstream version 1.52 (Closes: #143570)
* new URL in debian/copyright
* remove dh_testversion from debian/rules.
* install file releasenotes as upstream changelog.
* Standards-Version: 3.5.9 (Only changes to debian/rules with respect to
compile options required)
* make lintian happy, remove emacs settings from changelog
2006-01-10 - Joey Hess <>
par (1.51-1.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Rebuild w/ new debhelper and no changes to finish
/usr/doc transition. Closes: #322794, #322814
2001-03-31 - Craig Sanders <>
par (1.51-1) unstable; urgency=low
* new upstream release.  more liberal license.  closes: #90201
* recompiled to match man & doc standards.  closes: #91017, #91645
1997-09-10 - Craig Sanders <>
par (1.50-4) unstable; urgency=low
* recompiled for libc6
1997-02-22 - Craig Sanders <>
par (1.50-3) unstable; urgency=low
* added Section: text to debian/control
1997-02-22 - Craig Sanders <>
par (1.50-2) unstable; urgency=low
* repackaged with debmake
1996-06-14 - Craig Sanders <>
par (1.50-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release

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