aview - A high quality ASCII art image viewer and video player

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name aview
Package version 1.3.0rc1
Package release 9
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 128 B
Download size 29.69 KB
Official Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
aview is a high quality ASCII art image viewer and video player. It is
especially useful with a text-based browser such as lynx, links or w3m.
It supports the pnm, pgm, pbm and ppm image formats, as well as
the FLI and FLC video formats. It also supports output via stdio,
(n)curses and S-Lang and even has support for gpm.
* High quality ASCII art rendering
* Portable
* Save into many formats (HTML, text, ANSI, more/less etc...)
* Contrast, Bright, Gamma control
* Image zooming/unzooming
* Three dithering modes
* Hidden "bonus" features :)
* Inversion
* Support for bright, dim, inverse attributes/extended character set


Package Version Architecture Repository
aview_1.3.0rc1-9_i386.deb 1.3.0rc1 i386 Debian Main
aview - - -


Name Value
libaa1 >= 1.4p5
libc6 >= 2.7


Type URL
Binary Package aview_1.3.0rc1-9_amd64.deb
Source Package aview

Install Howto

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




2011-03-13 - Uwe Hermann <uwe@debian.org>
aview (1.3.0rc1-9) unstable; urgency=low
* Acknowledge NMU, thanks to Gerfried Fuchs (Closes: #496422).
* Standards-Version: 3.9.1.
+ debian/control: Add Homepage field.
* Fix "FTBFS with binutils-gold" (Closes: #553953).
Thanks Ilya Barygin <barygin@gmail.com> for the patch!
* Package description: slang -> S-Lang (Closes: #460443).
* debian/watch: Add file.
2008-09-01 - Gerfried Fuchs <rhonda@debian.at>
aview (1.3.0rc1-8.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload fixing security propblem with tmp files, thanks to
Patryk Cisek for the idea (closes: #496422)
2006-04-24 - Uwe Hermann <uwe@debian.org>
aview (1.3.0rc1-8) unstable; urgency=low
* No longer auto-update debian/control.
* Extracted changes from diff file to debian/patches.
* Switched to debhelper 5 (+ cdbs).
* debian/control: Removed "Cpu:" and "System:" fields (Closes: #354407).
* Removed crufty debian/rules.old (Closes: 363130).
* debian/copyright:
* Added more detailed copyright + license info.
* My packaging is public domain.
2005-07-23 - Uwe Hermann <uwe@debian.org>
aview (1.3.0rc1-7) unstable; urgency=low
* Fixed FTBFS because of s/aalib/libaa/ (Closes: #317168, #319530).
* Standards-Version: (no changes required).
* Updated debian/copyright.
2005-07-23 - Uwe Hermann <uwe@debian.org>
aview (1.3.0rc1-6) unstable; urgency=low
* Switched to cdbs.
* Fixed typos (Closes: #232356, #223105).
* Standards-Version:
2001-12-31 - Uwe Hermann <uwe@debian.org>
aview (1.3.0rc1-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Changed my email address to uwe@debian.org.
* debian/control: Fixed typo (Closes: #124432).
2001-12-17 - Uwe Hermann <uh1763@hermann-uwe.de>
aview (1.3.0rc1-4) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer (with permission from Michael Bramer <grisu@debian.org>).
* Repackaged from scratch using debhelper v3.
* Removed useless debian/*.ex and debian/substvars.debhelper.
* Moved the aaflip manpage into the debian/ directory in the source package.
* debian/aaflip.1:
+ Slightly improved description.
+ Added sections BUGS and LICENSE.
+ Added upstream author to the AUTHOR section.
+ Added several programs to the "SEE ALSO" section.
+ Fixed typos and several smaller issues.
+ Install the manpage, it was a link to undocumented(7) before...
* aview.1:
+ Improved description.
+ Document asciiview in this manpage, too.
+ Added sections BUGS and LICENSE.
+ Added lots of programs to the "SEE ALSO" section.
+ Added section CONTROLS (Closes: #117277).
+ Lots of smaller fixes.
* debian/control:
+ Removed unnecessary Build-Dependencies 'slang1-dev', 'libncurses5-dev'
and 'libgpmg1-dev'. They are not used directly, aalib1-dev just depends
on them...
+ debhelper is a versioned Build-Dependency now.
+ Improved package description.
+ Standards-Version:
* Added support for DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS.
* Fix lintian warning about -rpath usage.
* debian/copyright:
+ Updated URL to upstream tarball.
+ List upstream author.
* debian/dirs: Removed, not necessary.
* Fixed a few compiler warnings.
* debian/docs: Additionally install AUTHORS, ANNOUNCE and NEWS.
* debian/changelog: Removed add-log-mailing-address (lintian).
* Do not install the asciiview(1) manpage, which is now documented in
aview(1). asciiview(1) is a symlink to aview(1).
* Fixed the code to also recognize -h, not only --help.
* flip.c: Typo (mentioned by Edward Betts <edward@debian.org> in #101452).
* Added Aaron Lehmann <aaronl@vitelus.com> to the authors of the aaflip(1)
manpage (see #101452).
* Applied patch from Torsten Hilbrich <Torsten.Hilbrich@gmx.net> which
adds support to asciiview for filenames which contain
spaces (Closes: #116489).
* AUTHORS: Typo.

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