jargon - the definitive compendium of hacker slang

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name jargon
Package version 4.0.0
Package release 5.1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 593 B
Download size 591.84 KB
Official Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
This is the Jargon File, a comprehensive compendium of hacker slang
illuminating many aspects of hackish tradition, folklore, and humor.
The file is in info format, but includes an HTML page with links
to the home site.
Note that this package is now out-of-date, because the upstream author
is no longer maintaining an info version of the file.


Package Version Architecture Repository
jargon_4.0.0-5.1_all.deb 4.0.0 all Debian Main
jargon - - -


Type URL
Binary Package jargon_4.0.0-5.1_all.deb
Source Package jargon

Install Howto

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




2014-01-18 - Andreas Beckmann <anbe@debian.org>
jargon (4.0.0-5.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Remove install-info calls from maintainer scripts.  (Closes: #708492)
2005-09-03 - Steve Greenland <stevegr@debian.org>
jargon (4.0.0-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Don't install /usr/doc link (closes:#322809)
* Rebuild includes "Format" field in .dsc (closes:#307121)
* Modify jargon script to use infobrowser (closes:#129128)
1999-09-26 - Steve Greenland <stevegr@master.debian.org>
jargon (4.0.0-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Changed header in jargon.1 to say "JARGON" instead of "CHECKSECURITY"
* Fixed browsing in emacs-info problem (closes:#44434)
* Remove use of debmake.
1997-11-23 - Steve Greenland <stevegr@master.debian.org>
jargon (4.0.0-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Fixed link in jargon.html to actually point to the resources page, and
not the whole jargon file.
* Added jargon lookup script provided by Mark Baker - thanks Mark! 
* Compressed changelog.Debian -- Complies with Standards version
1997-05-08 - Steve Greenland <stevegr@master.debian.org>
jargon (4.0.0-2) frozen unstable; urgency=low
* Converted to new source format (Finally!) (Bug #9482)
* Moved jargon.html to /usr/doc/jargon (Bug #9350)
* Touched up jargon.html

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