iselect - ncurses-based interactive line selection tool

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name iselect
Package version 1.4.0
Package release 2
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 64 B
Download size 34.11 KB
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iSelect is an interactive line selection tool, operating via a
full-screen Curses-based terminal session. It can be used either as
an user interface frontend controlled by a Bourne-Shell/Perl/Tcl
backend as its control script or in batch mode as a pipeline filter
(usually between grep and the final executing command).
This package also includes screen-ir, a script to interactively
reattach to one of several screen sessions.


Package Version Architecture Repository
iselect_1.4.0-2_i386.deb 1.4.0 i386 Debian Main
iselect - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4
libncurses5 >= 5.5-5~
libtinfo5 -


Type URL
Binary Package iselect_1.4.0-2_amd64.deb
Source Package iselect

Install Howto

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




2013-07-15 - Axel Beckert <>
iselect (1.4.0-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Apply wrap-and-sort
* Bump debhelper compatibility to 9
+ Update versioned debhelper build-dependency accordingly
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.4 (no changes)
* Revamp debian/rules:
+ Remove conditional around dh_strip, dh_strip does that itself
+ Remove dh_installchangelogs parameter -- no more necessary
+ Use debian/{doc,example,manpage}s instead of dh_* parameters
+ Use "dh_prep" instead of "dh_clean -k". (Fixes lintian warning
+ Use dh_install + debian/install instead of calling install directly
+ No more manually clean up stamp files, dh_clean does that now.
+ Use dh_auto_{configure,build,install,clean}
+ Hardcode package name instead of using $(package)
+ Finally switch to a dh7 style debian/rules file
* Add patch to properly pass build flags. (Fixes lintian warnings
hardening-no-relro and hardening-no-fortify-functions.)
* Add URL with http to watch file as alternative.
2011-09-04 - Axel Beckert <>
iselect (1.4.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.2
+ Move homepage URL from long description to Homepage field.
(Closes: #615347)
* Bump Debhelper compatibility to 5
* Update debian/copyright
+ Complete list of previous Debian maintainers
+ Fix lintian warning copyright-refers-to-symlink-license
+ Replace "Debian GNU/Linux" with "Debian"
* Fix further lintian warnings
+ description-synopsis-starts-with-article
+ debhelper-but-no-misc-depends
+ debian-rules-ignores-make-clean-error
+ debian-rules-missing-recommended-target
* Switch to source format "3.0 (quilt)" (local-options: unapply-patches
and abort-on-upstream-changes)
+ Split up changes from .diff.gz into patches by patch function
* Add Vcs-* headers
* Change hardcoded browsers in gotourl example into www-browser and
* Add script "screen-ir" to reattach to screen sessions interactively
(Closes: #176626)
* Overhaul short and long package description
* New upstream version (Closes: #470755)
+ Remove patch against iselect.pod, applied upstream
+ Remove patch against iselect.1, instead generate it on build time
- Add perl (contains pod2man) to build dependencies
+ Remove changes generated by running autoconf and use dh_autoreconf
- Add dh-autoreconf to build dependencies
- Backup files which are being removed on "make distclean" before
the build
- Define mandir on "make install" instead on ./configure
2008-01-23 - root <>
iselect (1.3.1-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Remove me from Maintainers.
* Handle nostrip build option (Closes: #437234).
2006-09-30 - Luk Claes <>
iselect (1.3.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainers.
* Updated debian/watch to version=3.
2006-08-14 - Denis Barbier <>
iselect (1.3.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release. Closes: #273787
* Modify configure and header files to search for ncurses.h instead
of ncurses/ncurses.h.
* debian/control: Bump Standards-Version: 3.7.2, no changes needed
* Set debian/compat to 4.
* Avoid timestamp skews with configure and
2005-04-10 - Denis Barbier <>
iselect (1.2.0-12) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix typos in iselect.1 manual page.  Closes: #301887
Thanks, A Costa.
* debian/control: Add Homepage to the desription.
* debian/copyright: Update project homepage.
2004-12-05 - Denis Barbier <>
iselect (1.2.0-11) unstable; urgency=low
* Bold markers were not removed when computing line length, and thus
lines were wrongly truncated.  Closes: #283620
Thanks, A Costa.
* debian/control: Update URL to
* debian/watch: Update URL and convert to new format.

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