lv - Powerful Multilingual File Viewer

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name lv
Package version 4.51
Package release 2.2
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 593 B
Download size 331.44 KB
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lv is a powerful file viewer like less.
lv can decode and encode multilingual streams through
many coding systems:
ISO-8859, ISO-2022, EUC, SJIS, Big5, HZ, Unicode.
It recognizes multi-bytes patterns as regular
expressions, lv also provides multilingual grep.
In addition, lv can recognize ANSI escape sequences
for text decoration.


Package Version Architecture Repository
lv_4.51-2.2_i386.deb 4.51 i386 Debian Main
lv - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4
libtinfo5 -


Type URL
Binary Package lv_4.51-2.2_amd64.deb
Source Package lv

Install Howto

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




2014-03-15 - HIGUCHI Daisuke (VDR dai) <>
lv (4.51-2.2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* debian/control, debian/rules, debian/compat: use dh9.
* debian/control
- add Vcs-* tags.
- add Homepage: tag.
- add ${misc:Depends} to Depends:.
- add xz-utils to Recommends:.
* debian/source/format: set 3.0 (quilt).
* debian/patches/*: rename from debian/patch* and add DEP-3 headers.
* debian/copyright: convert to DEP-5.
* debian/patches/fix-hyphen-used-as-minus-sign.diff: new file.
* debian/lv.doc-base: new file.
* bump up Standards-Version 3.9.5
2013-10-03 - HIGUCHI Daisuke (VDR dai) <>
lv (4.51-2.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Add 1 patch:
- debian/ support automatic xz and lzma
decompression. thanks to "A. N. Other" <>.
(Closes: #660358)
* debian/watch: Add. thanks to Bart Martens <>.
2005-05-06 - GOTO Masanori <>
lv (4.51-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Add 3 (+1) patches:
- debian/ Add +num and +/pattern
- debian/ Improve
large file processing performance over typically +40% to +300%.
- debian/ Enable above changes.
- debian/ Update copyright year to
2005.  Support large file.  (Closes: #173060)
- debian/rules: Likewise.
2005-05-02 - GOTO Masanori <>
lv (4.51-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.  (Closes: #291528)
* Change maintainer address.
2003-11-16 - GOTO Masanori <>
lv (4.50-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.  (Closes: #220716)
* Lgrep segv problem is fixed when lgrep greps through many files
(Closes: #188288)
* Wrong ISO-2022 final byte is fixed.  (Closes #207718)
2003-05-14 - GOTO Masanori <>
lv (4.49.5-2) unstable; urgency=high
* rebuild 4.49.5-1 under libc6 2.3.1-17.  4.49.5-1 was built under
unexisted libc6 version.
2003-05-12 - GOTO Masanori <>
lv (4.49.5-1) unstable; urgency=high
* lv has possible local root exploit problem.  lv always reads .lv file
in the current directory.  So if ill-intentioned user could put an .lv
with the line '-E/path/to/malicious/program', any user who uses the v
(edit) command in that directory will unwittingly execute the malicious
program; this could be exploited to run an arbitrary script with root
permissions.  This version fixes the problem.  Bug found by 
Leonard Stiles <>.  (#190941).
* lv does not check environment variable EDITOR or VISUAL, it does not 
follow debian policy 12.4.  This version fixes this problem.
Patched by Michael Weber <>.  (Closes: #181402)
* Fix 'unaligned access to' message from kernel due to unaligned 
access on 64 bit architecture machine.
2002-10-07 - GOTO Masanori <>
lv (4.49.4-8) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix 'problem when stdin isn't tty and there are file options'.
Patched by Fumitoshi UKAI <>. Closes: #127861
2001-11-21 - GOTO Masanori <>
lv (4.49.4-7) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control: fix typo in description field.
2001-11-12 - GOTO Masanori <>
lv (4.49.4-6) unstable; urgency=low
* lv.1: fix .SH NAME format. when you used apropos and man -k, the
error was displayed (closes: #119125).

See Also

Package Description
lvm2_2.02.111-2.2+deb8u1_amd64.deb Linux Logical Volume Manager
lvtk-dev_1.2.0~dfsg0-1_amd64.deb LV2 C++ wrappers and utilities
lvtk-doc_1.2.0~dfsg0-1_all.deb LV2 Toolkit documentation
lvtk-examples_1.2.0~dfsg0-1_amd64.deb LV2 C++ wrappers and utilities - examples plugins
lvtk-tools_1.2.0~dfsg0-1_amd64.deb LV2 C++ wrappers and utilities - tools
lwatch_0.6.2-1_amd64.deb Simple log colorizer
lwm_1.2.2-5_amd64.deb lightweight window manager
lwresd_9.9.5.dfsg-9+deb8u15_amd64.deb Lightweight Resolver Daemon
lx-gdb_1.03-16_amd64.deb Dump and load databases from HP 100LX/200LX palmtops
lxappearance-obconf_0.2.2-1_amd64.deb LXDE GTK+ theme switcher (plugin)
lxappearance_0.6.1-1_amd64.deb LXDE GTK+ theme switcher
lxc_1.0.6-6+deb8u6_amd64.deb Linux Containers userspace tools
lxctl_0.3.1+debian-3_all.deb Utility to manage LXC
lxde-common_0.99.0-1_all.deb LXDE configuration data
lxde-core_6_all.deb Metapackage for the LXDE core