xless - file browsing tool for the X Window System

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64 Official
Package filename xless_1.7-14.2_amd64.deb
Package name xless
Package version 1.7
Package release 14.2
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <ubuntu-devel-discuss@lists.ubuntu.com>
Download size 23.91 KB
Installed size 101.00 KB
xless allows you to view information in an X window. It allows
filename (or multiple filenames) arguments, or input via STDIN.
It can print the current buffer and do regular expression searches.


Package Version Architecture Repository
xless All All All


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4
libx11-6 -
libxaw7 -
libxmu6 -
libxt6 -


Type URL
Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
Binary Package xless_1.7-14.2_amd64.deb
Source Package xless

Install Howto

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




2013-10-07 - Bill Allombert <ballombe@debian.org>
xless (1.7-14.2) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Makefile.debian: 
- Add -lXt to LIBS, remove -lXext -lICE. (Closes: #713445)
* debian/rules: fix clean target
* Add #include <stdlib.h> to C files using exit()
* Remove postinst (/usr/doc transition is completed)
2011-07-29 - Ansgar Burchardt <ansgar@debian.org>
xless (1.7-14.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Apply patch from Angel Abad <angelabad@gmail.com> to build with
the --no-add-needed option. (Closes: #556711)
* debian/control: Add ${misc:Depends}.
* debian/control: Remove leading article from short description.
2008-01-27 - Felipe Augusto van de Wiel (faw) <faw@debian.org>
xless (1.7-14) unstable; urgency=low
* Change maintainer e-mail address.
* Fix lintian warnings
- debian-rules-ignores-make-clean-error
- debian-rules-sets-DH_COMPAT
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.7.3 (without modification).
* Added Vcs-* fields (debian/control).
* Added debian/watch.
* Update debhelper compat to 5.
- Update Build-Deps accordingly.
* Updating information in debian/copyright.
* Improving package description in debian/control, thanks to the suggestion
of Richard Braakman. (Closes: #19009).
* Added a menu entry for xless. (Closes: #47571).
2006-07-30 - Felipe Augusto van de Wiel (faw) <felipe@cathedrallabs.org>
xless (1.7-13) unstable; urgency=low
* New Maintainer. (Closes: #352549).
* Acknowledge NMUs.
- Thanks Daniel (Closes: #127257).
- Thanks Amaya (Closes: #166813, #359606).
* Fixing changelog typo.
* Update copyright info about package maintainer.
* Removing debian/xless.1, upstream souce code already contains a manpage.
- Changing debian/rules to dh_installman xless.man
* Changing Makefile.debian to not use /usr/X11R6
- Following the new X.Org structure and also Debian Policy
* Removing debian/conffiles
- DH_COMPAT=3 (or higher) already add any files in /etc as conffiles,
considering this, there is no need to add them manually (and lintian
will complain that they are duplicated).
2006-07-16 - Amaya Rodrigo Sastre <amaya@debian.org>
xless (1.7-12.2) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Get rid of the /usr/doc link in postinst (Closes: #359606).
* Applied patch from Peter De Wachter <pdewacht@vub.ac.be>, so that the
scrollbars work again (Closes: #166813).
* Revamped packaging a bit, DH_COMPAT is now 4
* Updated Standards-Version
* Changed dh_installmanpages to dh_installman
2002-02-01 - Daniel Glassey <wdg@debian.org>
xless (1.7-12.1) unstable; urgency=low
* NMU to remove depends on xaw-wrappers (Closes: #127257)
* add build-depends on libxaw7-dev
* bump standards to
2001-02-24 - Randolph Chung <tausq@debian.org>
xless (1.7-12) unstable; urgency=low
* moved app-defaults to the new location (closes: #86312)
* app-defaults fixes (closes: #71181)
* man page (closes: #86987)
1999-05-01 - Randolph Chung <tausq@debian.org>
xless (1.7-10) unstable; urgency=low
* new maintainer
* New non-xmkmf Makefile in Makefile.debian
* Uses regexp library in glibc, instead of its own
1998-12-19 - Erick Kinnee <cerb@debian.org>
xless (1.7-9) unstable; urgency=low 
* Depends on xaw-wrappers  
* Compiled against glibc2.1    
* closes: #35908      
* Removed strncpy prototype from regexp/regsub.c, things play nice with glibc2.1 on m68k now. (Thanks haggie)
1998-12-04 - Erick Kinnee <cerb@debian.org>
xless (1.7-7) unstable; urgency=low
* Fixed non-removal of 'debian/files' and 'debian/substvars' from source package.

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