urlscan - Extract and browse the URLs contained in an email (urlview replacement)

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name urlscan
Package version 0.5.6
Package release 0.1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 116 B
Download size 12.49 KB
Official Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
urlscan searches for URLs in email messages, then displays a list of
them in the current terminal.  It is primarily meant as a replacement
for urlview, which it improves upon in the following ways:
* urlscan understands email encodings such as quoted-printable;
urlview does not.
* urlscan extracts and displays the context surrounding each URL.


Package Version Architecture Repository
urlscan_0.5.6-0.1_all.deb 0.5.6 all Debian Main
urlscan - - -


Name Value
python -
python-central >= 0.6
python-urwid -


Type URL
Binary Package urlscan_0.5.6-0.1_all.deb
Source Package urlscan

Install Howto

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




2008-03-16 - Piotr O┼╝arowski <piotr@debian.org>
urlscan (0.5.6-0.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Move XS-Python-Version to the source section (Closes: #445424).
* Bump required python-central version to 0.6 (due to new modules location).
* Duplicated python-central and debhelper entries removed from build
dependencies to satisfy Lintian
2007-02-04 - Daniel Burrows <dburrows@debian.org>
urlscan (0.5.6) unstable; urgency=low
* Render HTML entities #8212 and "apos" sensibly.
* Recognize braces as valid URL characters (Closes: #407423).
* Add an option to allow the browser to be invoked in the background
(Closes: #406083).
* Guess that FOO.tld is probably a URL (Closes: #408684).
2007-01-04 - Daniel Burrows <dburrows@debian.org>
urlscan (0.5.5) unstable; urgency=low
* Add support for accepting a single message to scan on the command-line.
* Add a --compact option that suppresses URL context. (Closes: #404605)
2006-12-24 - Daniel Burrows <dburrows@debian.org>
urlscan (0.5.4) unstable; urgency=low
* Don't crash on ordered lists. (Closes: #404137)
* Make the URL detection regexp cover more cases. (Closes: #403713)
* Spawn the browser in the foreground, needed for text browsers that run
in the same terminal (Closes: #403644).
* Recognize &#8230; as an ellipsis.
* Merge immediately adjacent references to the same URL (the HTML parser
tends to generate these if <a> contains markup or entities).
2006-12-17 - Daniel Burrows <dburrows@debian.org>
urlscan (0.5.3) unstable; urgency=low
* Recognize URLs containing internal colons.
2006-12-17 - Daniel Burrows <dburrows@debian.org>
urlscan (0.5.2) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix dumb typo in copyright notice.
(famous last words: "I'm just changing a comment.  What
could POSSIBLY go wrong with that?)
(Closes: #403179)
2006-12-10 - Daniel Burrows <dburrows@debian.org>
urlscan (0.5.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Add explicit copyright notices.
* Suggest mutt and www-browser.
2006-12-10 - Daniel Burrows <dburrows@debian.org>
urlscan (0.5) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial Upload.

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