axe - Text editor for X

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Nonfree amd64
Package filename axe_6.1.2-16.2_amd64.deb
Package name axe
Package version 6.1.2
Package release 16.2
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category interface::x11 non-free/editors role::program scope::utility uitoolkit::athena use::editing works-with::text x11::application
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Hwei Sheng Teoh <>
Download size 127.62 KB
Installed size 313.00 KB
aXe is a simple to use text editor for X that represents a significant
improvement over xedit. Also built around the Athena Text Widget it
features, amongst other things,
o multiple windows, buffers
o configurable menus, optional configurable button interface
o provision for defining keyboard macros
o file selection via a browser
o parenthesis matching, regular expression searching
o restricted or unlimited undo
o ability to change font
o both brief and comprehensive (hypertext) on-line help


Package Version Architecture Repository
axe_6.1.2-16.2_i386.deb 6.1.2 i386 Debian Nonfree
axe - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.14
libice6 >= 1:1.0.0
libsm6 -
libtcl8.6 >= 8.6.0
libx11-6 -
libxaw7 -
libxext6 -
libxmu6 -
libxpm4 -
libxt6 -


Type URL
Binary Package axe_6.1.2-16.2_amd64.deb
Source Package axe

Install Howto

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




2015-01-16 - Andreas Beckmann <>
axe (6.1.2-16.2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* [i386] Re-add dummy prerm for smooth upgrades from wheezy.
(Closes: #708487)
2014-01-31 - Sergei Golovan <>
axe (6.1.2-16.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Replaced obsolete tcl8.4-dev build dependency by tcl-dev
(Closes: #737185).
* Defined macro USE_INTERP_RESULT to make axe building with Tcl 8.6.
2013-07-31 - Hwei Sheng Teoh <>
axe (6.1.2-16) unstable; urgency=low
* Acknowledge NMU.
* Fix Depends: line (thanks, Benjamin Kerensa!)(Closes: #688612)
* Don't run install-info in postinst (Closes: #708487)
* Get rid of prerm now that we don't need to run install-info.
* debian/menu: Apps -> Applications
* Improve package title
* Update to Standards-Version: 3.9.4
* debian/rules: add build-arch and build-indep targets
2010-03-27 - Jari Aalto <>
axe (6.1.2-15.1) unstable; urgency=low
[Jari Aalto]
* Non-maintainer upload.
* debian/control
- (Build-Depends): update obsolete xutils to xutils-dev.
Thanks to Ubuntu patch by Alfonso Cepeda Caballos
(important FTBFS; Closes: #549483).
* debian/rules
- (clean): Define CC variable.
- (stamp-build): Define CC variable.
2006-01-11 - Hwei Sheng Teoh <>
axe (6.1.2-15) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix Build-Depends: depend on explicit libraries, not obsoleted
xlib-dev (Closes: #346940)
* Update to Standards-Version:
* Update to debhelper compatibility V5 (debian/compat)
- debian/conffiles: removed, since debhelper now automatically finds
conffiles in /etc
- debian/rules: build everything in debian/axe rather than debian/tmp.
- debian/control: depend on debhelper (>=5.0.14)
* axe.c, coaxe.c, Widgets/AxeEditor.c, Widgets/AxeWindow.c, Help/axinfo.c:
add #include <stdlib.h> to suppress warnings about incompatible
prototypes for exit().
* Widgets/regexp.c: use <stdlib.h> instead of incompatible declaration
of malloc().
2004-10-01 - Hwei Sheng Teoh <>
axe (6.1.2-14) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix Build-Depends (should depend on libxaw7-dev not libxaw-dev)
* Update policy to 3.6.1
* Apply patches to make it buildable with gcc-3.4 (Closes: #274204)
Thanks, Kaare Hviid!
* Clean up mess in debian/menu, move binaries to /usr/bin instead of
deprecated /usr/X11R6/bin.
* Move manpages to /usr/share/man.
* Fix manpage .TH headings.
2003-03-07 - Hwei Sheng Teoh <>
axe (6.1.2-13) unstable; urgency=low
* Axe.tmpl: new include path and library name for tcl8.4
* debian/control: upgrade to policy 3.5.8; Build-Depends on tcl8.4.
Remove trailing period from short description
* debian/rules: don't set /usr/doc link anymore.
* Recompile using tcl8.4 (Closes: #183800)
2002-08-09 - Hwei Sheng Teoh <>
axe (6.1.2-12) unstable; urgency=low
* Fixed: no longer recommend xaw-wrappers (doesn't exist anymore)
2001-10-27 - Hwei Sheng Teoh <>
axe (6.1.2-11) unstable; urgency=low
* Removing dh_installxaw from rules. (Fixes: #120234)
* Fixed /usr/doc, /usr/share/doc symlinking in prerm and postinst.
2001-08-26 - Hwei Sheng Teoh <>
axe (6.1.2-10) unstable; urgency=low
* Added xutils to build dependency. (Closes: #102243)
* Excluded INSTALL file from binary package.
* Updated to DH_COMPAT=3.
* Updated to Debian policy 3.5.6.
* Symlink manpage for coaxe/faxe to axe (since they are auxilliary
programs described in the same manpage)
* Known problems: control codes insertion still broken for windows
created by the Window-->New menu; works for windows started by the
main aXe widget. (I don't have the time to track this one down; if
anybody can help fix this, please let me know.)

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