boxes - textmode box- and comment drawing filter

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name boxes
Package version 1.1.1
Package release 4
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 144 B
Download size 57.46 KB
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Boxes is extremely configurable filter for adding and removing ASCII art
(comments, for example) around chunks of text.  Most modern text editors
support filtering text through external filters.  Boxes is such a filter.


Package Version Architecture Repository
boxes_1.1.1-4_amd64.deb 1.1.1 amd64 Debian Main
boxes - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.3.4


Type URL
Binary Package boxes_1.1.1-4_i386.deb
Source Package boxes

Install Howto

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




2014-08-24 - Salvatore Bonaccorso <>
boxes (1.1.1-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* Add Vcs-Browser and Vcs-Git fields
* Wrap-and-sort fields in debian/control
* Update copyright years for debian/* packaging
* Declare compliance with Debian Policy 3.9.5
2013-05-05 - Salvatore Bonaccorso <>
boxes (1.1.1-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Upload to unstable
* Bump copyright years for debian/* packaging files
2012-12-18 - Salvatore Bonaccorso <>
boxes (1.1.1-2) experimental; urgency=low
* Correct License for src/regexp/{regexp,regsub}.c files.
Add missing license text for src/regexp/{regexp,regsub}.c files to
debian/copyright and correct License field.
2012-10-21 - Salvatore Bonaccorso <>
boxes (1.1.1-1) experimental; urgency=low
* Imported Upstream version 1.1.1
+ Includes new type by Karl E. Jorgensen <>
(Closes: #187078).
* Refresh default-GLOBALCONF-for-Debian.patch patch
* Drop fix-spelling-error-in-manpage.patch patch.
Patch was applied upstream.
* Drop fix-hyphen-used-as-minus-sign.patch patch.
Patch was applied upstream.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.4
2012-09-15 - Salvatore Bonaccorso <>
boxes (1.1-1) experimental; urgency=low
* Add debian/watch file to track new upstream releases
* Imported Upstream version 1.1 (Closes: #446102)
* New maintainer for boxes.
Add myself to debian/control Maintainer field. (Closes: #686997)
* Update debian/copyright file.
Update format to copyright-format 1.0 as released together with Debian
policy 3.9.3.
Add myself to copyright for debian/* packaging files.
Refer to Debian systems in general instead of only Debian GNU/Linux
Explicitly refer to GPL-2 license text in common-licenses.
Update copyright information for other included files: Add stanzas for
doc/boxes.el, src/misc/getopt.{c,h}, src/parser.{c,h} and
* Drop debian/boxes-1.0.1.patch patch
* Convert to '3.0 (quilt)' source package format.
* Add default-GLOBALCONF-for-Debian.patch patch.
Change default configuration file path for Debian to
* Add fix-FTBFS-on-GNU-kFreeBSD-GNU-Hurd.patch patch.
Add patch to fix FTBFS on GNU/kFreeBSD and GNU/Hurd. Add the patch to
debian/patches instead of patching directly the source now (as we
switched to '3.0 (quilt)' source package format.
* Simplify debian/rules to a tiny rules file.
Install boxes binary and default configuration file via dh_install.
* Bump Debhelper compat level to 9.
Add a debian/compat file and bump versioned Build-Depends on debhelper
to (>= 9).
* Add ${misc:Depends} to Depends in debian/control
* Add Homepage field to source package stanza in debian/control
* Install doc/boxes.el to site-lisp for emacs
* Add fix-spelling-error-in-manpage.patch patch.
Add small patch to fix a spelling error in manpage of boxes.1.
* Add fix-hyphen-used-as-minus-sign.patch patch.
Fix lintian warning 'hyphen-used-as-minus-sign'.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.3
* Add do-not-strip-boxes-binary-by-default.patch patch.
Don't strip boxes binary already in Makefile and leave this to the
dh_strip invocation in debian/rules. (Closes: #436604)
* Lowercase capital letter at beginning of synopsis line
2009-08-28 - Cyril Brulebois <>
boxes (1.0.1a-2.3) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Use _GNU_SOURCE on GNU/kFreeBSD and GNU/Hurd, as suggested by Petr
Salinger, fixing FTBFS on those platforms (Closes: #401741).
2007-01-20 - Michael Prokop <>
boxes (1.0.1a-2.2) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Adjust location for configuration file, it should be
/etc/boxes/boxes-config and not the directory /etc/boxes/
itself. (Closes: #374304, #384696)

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