figlet - Make large character ASCII banners out of ordinary text

Property Value
Distribution Debian 9 (Stretch)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename figlet_2.2.5-2+b1_i386.deb
Package name figlet
Package version 2.2.5
Package release 2+b1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category interface::commandline role::program scope::utility text works-with::font works-with::text
License -
Maintainer Carlos Laviola <>
Download size 133.62 KB
Installed size 731.00 KB
Figlet (Frank, Ian & Glenn's Letters) is a program that creates large
characters out of ordinary screen characters.
It can create characters in many different styles and can
kern and "smush" these characters together in various ways.  Figlet
output is generally reminiscent of the sort of "signatures" many people
like to put at the end of e-mail, Usenet and MOTD messages.


Package Version Architecture Repository
figlet_2.2.5-2+b1_amd64.deb 2.2.5 amd64 Debian Main
figlet - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.7


Type URL
Binary Package figlet_2.2.5-2+b1_i386.deb
Source Package figlet

Install Howto

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




2012-11-25 - Jonathan McCrohan <>
figlet (2.2.5-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Import packaging git repo to collab-maint
- Add VCS-{Git,Browser} URLs
* debian/copyright: Update WTFPL v2 license text (closes: #694380)
* debian/copyright: Update Unicode license text (closes: #694270)
* debian/clean: Remove tests.log which caused FTBFS if built twice in a row
- Thanks to Roland Stigge <> for the patch
2012-06-02 - Jonathan McCrohan <>
figlet (2.2.5-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release. (closes: #674844) (closes: #617422) (closes: #150174)
- figlet has been relicensed as BSD. All undistributable files have either
been relicenced, or replaced with properly licenced alternatives; figlet
can re-enter the archive, and can move back to main from non-free. \o/
- Drop 2.2.2-1 patches, applied upstream
- New upstream makefile does not support setting variables from
debian/rules; Added makefile_set_debian_{buildflags,paths}.patch
* Improve packaging
- Update S-V to 3.9.3
- Bump Debhelper to v9
- Switch to dpkg-source 3.0 (quilt) format
- Switch to dh-style debian/rules (closes: #672320)
- Various lintian fixes
- Update package description (closes: #557254)
- Update debian/copyright (closes: #436302)
- Fix moolets bashism (closes: #530082)
- Move figlet manpage to alternatives system (closes: #403665)
- Add watchfile
- Add Homepage to debian/control
- Remove references to deprecated figfonts(-cjk) packages
- Remove local copies of man pages (merged upstream)
* Add myself as co-maintainer
2006-10-26 - Carlos Laviola <>
figlet (2.2.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.  (Closes: #388101)
* Does not suggest figlet-fonts.  (Closes: #376176)
* chkfont.c: patched to fix nasty core dumps when attempting to read files
that are unexpected.  Thanks to Kenneth Davies.  (Closes: #300735)
* Include Sandro Tosi's font demonstration script.  (Closes: #388099)
* /usr/bin/figlet is an alternative to /usr/bin/figlet-figlet now.  This
change was made to pave the way for free figlet clones.  Thanks to Sam
Hocevar for the patch.  (Closes: #390549)
2004-11-01 - Carlos Laviola <>
figlet (2.2.1-4) unstable; urgency=high
* debian/control: forgot to change the binary package's Section from misc to
non-free/text.  Really uploading to non-free this time.
2004-10-09 - Carlos Laviola <>
figlet (2.2.1-3) unstable; urgency=high
* debian/control: changed Section from misc to non-free/text while the
problems that land figlet in non-free, as brought up in bug #274950 are
being fixed.  (Closes: #274950)
2004-10-02 - Carlos Laviola <>
figlet (2.2.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer.
* Bumped Standards-Version to
* Nothing's actually installed in /usr/doc.  (Closes: #190019)
* figlet.6: Replaced Ian Chai's e-mail address with the one he used
to subscribe to figlet's mailing list.  (Closes: #273063)
* debian/control: figlet now Suggests: figfonts{-cjk}.  (Closes: #271474)
2003-04-05 - Francesco Tapparo <>
figlet (2.2.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* new upstream release closes: Bug#175460
* removed obsolete files debian/readme and debian/changes
* switched to use debian/manpages
* updated chkfont manpage closes: Bug#93311
* updated figlist manpage closes: Bug#93312
* updated showfigfonts manpage closes: Bug#93313
* added a note about the existence of figfonts closes:Bug#185967
* set debhelper compatibility mode to 4
* changed the build dependency to require debhelper (>= 4)
* now standard version compatible
2001-04-13 - Francesco Tapparo <>
figlet (2.2-11) unstable; urgency=low
* added the manpages of chkfont, figlist and showfigfonts: thanks
Jonathon Abbottjed rules

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