sc - Text-based spreadsheet with VI-like keybindings

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name sc
Package version 7.16
Package release 4ubuntu1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 436 B
Download size 160.81 KB
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"Spreadsheet Calculator" is a much modified version of the public-
domain spread sheet sc, which was posted to Usenet several years ago
by Mark Weiser as vc, originally by James Gosling. It is based on
rectangular table much like a financial spreadsheet.
Its keybindings are familiar to users of 'vi', and it has most
features that a pure spreadsheet would, but lacks things like
graphing and saving in foreign formats.  It's very stable and quite
easy to use once you've put a little effort into learning it.


Package Version Architecture Repository
sc_7.16-4ubuntu1_amd64.deb 7.16 amd64 Ubuntu Universe
sc - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.11
libncurses5 >= 6
libtinfo5 >= 6


Type URL
Binary Package sc_7.16-4ubuntu1_i386.deb
Source Package sc

Install Howto

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




2016-02-25 - Serge Hallyn <>
sc (7.16-4ubuntu1) xenial; urgency=medium
* lex.c: do not set notimeout (LP: #1549665)
2016-02-07 - Matthias Klose <>
sc (7.16-4build1) xenial; urgency=medium
* No-change rebuild for ncurses6 transition.
2014-05-18 - Adam Majer <>
sc (7.16-4) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/patches/function_definitions
+ use correct function signature instead of relying on implied
one which used wrong number of parameters.
This was found by Michael Tautschnig. (closes: #748220)
+ move most of the function declarations from sc.c into sc.h
+ is_cleared flag is now a macro in standard curses.h - to prevent
redefinitions, prepend sc's flag usage with flag_
* debian/patches/Upstream-changes-from-old-versions
+ contains all patches to upstream changes as one-big-diff. All of the
changes should be self-explanatory (variable initialization, always return
value from a function, etc.)
+ adding this quilt patch fixes FTBFS bug introduced by "new" behaviour
to dpkg-source (closes: #643269). Yes, it's been a while since this
package was updated.
* debian/patches/use_varadic_macro
+ use variadic macros instead allowing us to silence "unused
calculation results" warnings
* debian/patches/call_function_not_take_its_address
+ call a function and use its return value instead of taking its
address which is always true.
* Update standards to 3.9.5
2010-05-03 - Adam Majer <>
sc (7.16-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Changed maintainer to the new email address, recursively.
* Fixed old changelog entries' bug closing method
* Add patches supplied by Carsten Hey
+ Stop compressing file (closes: #514777)
+ Use default colors (closes: #514775)
* Bump Standards to 3.8.4.
* Bump dependency of debhelper.
2004-07-19 - Adam Majer <>
sc (7.16-2) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer (closes: #260000)
* Fixed the code to remove most of the warnings during compile.
* No longer tries to "redefine" malloc (closes: #259840)
* debian/rules now uses debhelper
2002-11-19 - Chad Miller <>
sc (7.16-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version.  (closes: Bug#131782, Bug#169590)
* Doesn't use '#' as backup character.  (closes: Bug#127612)
* Help page index fixed.  (closes: Bug#115456)
* Tutorial file location corrected in man page.  (closes: Bug#115454)
2001-12-18 - Chad Miller <>
sc (7.13-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Fixed spelling error in package description.
2001-10-04 - Chad Miller <>
sc (7.13-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version; many bugfixes.  (closes: Bug#114473)
2001-03-17 - Chad Miller <>
sc (6.21-12) unstable; urgency=low
* Installed '' in doc directory.  (closes: Bug:85546)
2001-01-08 - Chad Miller <>
sc (6.21-11) unstable; urgency=low
* Maintainer change. (closes: Bug#68149)
* Put manpages under /usr/share/man, as recent policy says.
* Added to CFLAGS, to prevent ``still changing'' bug on some architectures.
(closes: Bug#50986)

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scala-parser-combinators_1.0.3-3_all.deb Scala Standard Parser Combinator Library
scala-xml_1.0.3-3_all.deb Standard Scala XML library
scala_2.11.6-6_all.deb Scala programming language
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