ssfe - split-screen front end for dumb programmes

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository WTF i386
Package filename ssfe_20120623-1_i386.deb
Package name ssfe
Package version 20120623
Package release 1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category comm
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Thorsten Glaser <>
Download size 15.21 KB
Installed size 72.00 KB
ssfe(1) is the Sirc Screen Front-End (or Split Screen Front-End),
which runs a line-oriented program in the background and provides
a full screen interface for it.  The bottom line of the screen is
the input line which supports emacs-style command line editing; a
status bar is shown above, and on top, the background programme's
output is shown in a scrolling area.
ssfe can be configured to change between raw/cooked/irc mode,
redisplay the input, word-wrap the output, and supports a protocol,
facilitating basic communication between ssfe and the programe.


Package Version Architecture Repository
ssfe_20120623-1_amd64.deb 20120623 amd64 WTF
ssfe - - -


Name Value
libbsd0 -
libc6 >= 2.3.6-6
libncurses5 >= 5.4-5


Name Value
sirc -


Type URL
Binary Package ssfe_20120623-1_i386.deb
Source Package ssfe

Install Howto

  1. Add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list:
    deb wheezy wtf
  2. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  3. Install GPG key of the repository:
    # sudo apt-get install ca-bundle apt-transport-https wtf-debian-keyring
  4. Install ssfe deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install ssfe

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