mp - pretty-printer for email messages and other text files

Distribution: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)
Repository: Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name: mp
Package version: 3.7.1
Package release: 11
Package architecture: amd64
Package type: deb
Installed size: 300 B
Download size: 112.43 KB
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The mp program will pretty print various files for you. It can be used in conjunction with a mail reading utility for producing a pretty print of your mail items. It can be used with a news reading tool to pretty print news articles. Digests can also be printed, and this version can pretty print ordinary ASCII files as well. Support for personal organiser printing was added into the last released version. There are numerous configuration options to allow you to adjust the way mp generates its output.



    Binary package: mp_3.7.1-11_amd64.deb
    Source package: mp

    Install Howto

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


    • /usr/bin/filep
    • /usr/bin/mailp
    • /usr/bin/mimep
    • /usr/bin/mp
    • /usr/share/doc/mp/AUTHORS
    • /usr/share/doc/mp/NEWS.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/mp/README.Debian
    • /usr/share/doc/mp/README.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/mp/TODO.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/mp/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/mp/changelog.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/mp/copyright
    • /usr/share/man/man1/filep.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/mailp.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/mimep.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/mp.1.gz
    • /usr/share/mp/
    • /usr/share/mp/
    • /usr/share/mp/
    • /usr/share/mp/
    • /usr/share/mp/
    • /usr/share/mp/
    • /usr/share/mp/
    • /usr/share/mp/
    • /usr/share/mp/
    • /usr/share/mp/
    • /usr/share/mp/
    • /usr/share/mp/
    • /usr/share/mp/
    • /usr/share/mp/
    • /usr/share/mp/


    2009-06-30 - Bas Zoetekouw <> mp (3.7.1-11) unstable; urgency=low * Fixed watch file (now uses proper sourceforge format) * Bump standards-version to 3.8.2: - Add Homepage field to control file * Re-added filep and mailp (Closes: #516947) * Fix copyright file to list an explciit copyrght and point to /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-2 instead of GPL

    2007-12-14 - Bas Zoetekouw <> mp (3.7.1-10) unstable; urgency=low * Restore the mimep program, as soem peopel have reported it is useful. (Closes: #452088) * Fix insecure tempfile handling in mimep. Thanks to Rafael Laboissiere for the patches. [20_mimep_tempnam.patch] [21_mimep_TMPDIR.patch] * Fix calling of LaTeX from mimep: use a separate temporary dir for it, to prevent LaTeX from overwriting other files [22_mimep_latex.patch] * Fix removal of temporary files in mimep [23_mimep_rm.patch] * Add suggests on texlive-latex-base, texlive-base-bin, cupsys-client | lpr (those are needed for mimep) * Remove irrelevant information for mimep man page [03_mimep_man.patch] * Move patching into its own rule in debian/rules * Bump Standards-Version to 3.7.3 (no changes required) * Don't link against libICE and libSM (doesn't use it)

    2007-09-22 - Bas Zoetekouw <> mp (3.7.1-9) unstable; urgency=low * Remove mention of mptool from Description

    2007-09-21 - Bas Zoetekouw <> mp (3.7.1-8) unstable; urgency=low * Removed mptool to get rid of the dependency on gtk-1.2 * Removed old build-dep on autoconf * Remove mimep because it uses insecure tempfiles and insecure calls to LaTeX and dvips; removes suggests on latex binaries. * Got rid of binary symlinks (digestp filep filofaxp franklinp mailp newsp proplanp timemanp timesysip timesyspp); the filenames clash with file sin other packages and these functionalities are also available through command line options of mp (closes: #442237) * Remove references to these binaries from the man page [02_man_obsolete.patch] * Fix the path to the postscript preambles [10_path.patch] * Removed the menu entry (which depended on mptool)

    2007-04-15 - Bas Zoetekouw <> mp (3.7.1-7) unstable; urgency=low * Fixed the watch file * Removed DH_COMPAT from debian/rules, and added debian/compat

    2006-07-13 - Bas Zoetekouw <> mp (3.7.1-6) unstable; urgency=low * Really fix bashism in debian/rules (closes: #376479)

    2006-07-12 - Bas Zoetekouw <> mp (3.7.1-5) unstable; urgency=low * Fixed bashism in debian/rules (closes: #376479) * Bumped Standards-Version to 3.7.2 (no changes needed)

    2005-11-30 - Bas Zoetekouw <> mp (3.7.1-4) unstable; urgency=low * Added an "unpack" target in debian/rules * Use Debhelper level 5 instead of 3 * Changed Build-deps on xlibs-dev to libx11-dev, x-dev, libxt-dev * Make sure tar honors the umask while unpacking * Upgraded build-dep on debhelper to version 5 * Fixed groff errors in man pages * Moved french man pages to /usr/share/man/fr/ * Disabled handling of duplexing; this caused postscript errors, and should be handled by the printer/printing system anyway

    2005-07-12 - Bas Zoetekouw <> mp (3.7.1-3) unstable; urgency=low * Now really fixed the typo in the description

    2005-07-12 - Bas Zoetekouw <> mp (3.7.1-2) unstable; urgency=low * Added watch file * Fixed typo in desription (closes: #277237, #268531) Thanks to Florian and Kevin for bringing this to my attention. * Added versioned build-depends on debhelper * Boosted Standards-version to 3.6.2 (no changes necessary) * Properly quoted the menu entry * Added Suggests on tetex-bin, metamail and lpr|lprng|cupsys-bsd (all used by mimep) * Moved binaries that are only used internally to /usr/lib/mp