sl - Correct you if you type `sl' by mistake

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name sl
Package version 3.03
Package release 17build1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 78 B
Download size 23.69 KB
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Sl is a program that can display animations aimed to correct you
if you type 'sl' by mistake.
SL stands for Steam Locomotive.


Package Version Architecture Repository
sl_3.03-17build1_amd64.deb 3.03 amd64 Ubuntu Universe
sl - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4
libncurses5 >= 6
libtinfo5 >= 6


Type URL
Binary Package sl_3.03-17build1_i386.deb
Source Package sl

Install Howto

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




2016-02-07 - Matthias Klose <>
sl (3.03-17build1) xenial; urgency=medium
* No-change rebuild for ncurses6 transition.
2012-03-28 - Hiroyuki Yamamoto <>
sl (3.03-17) unstable; urgency=low
* Upgrade to policy 3.9.3 and debhelper to 9.
* Remove deprecated dpatch and upgrade to packaging format "3.0 quilt" 
(closes: Bug#664331). Thanks Aalto.
* Hide cursor (closes: Bug#655148). Thanks Fuchs.
* Revert to supporting Ctrl-Z (closes: Bug#598992).
2009-01-15 - Hiroyuki Yamamoto <>
sl (3.03-16) unstable; urgency=low
* Upgrade to policy 3.8.0.
* Introduce CDBS.
* The program files are moved to /usr/games directory.
* Add codes for ignoring Ctrl-Z (closes: Bug#484626). Thanks G√ľnther.
2007-12-02 - Hiroyuki Yamamoto <>
sl (3.03-15) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer, acknowledged by predecessor maintainer Kenshi Muto.
* Upgrade to policy 3.7.2.
* Introduce dpatch.
* Fix manpage typo (closes: Bug#333269). Thanks Kobayashi.
* Add a symbolic link from /usr/bin/LS to /usr/bin/sl (closes: Bug#274562). Thanks Khachaturov.
* Add documents for meaning of sl (closes: Bug#283829). Thanks Moffitt.
2004-07-17 - Kenshi Muto <>
sl (3.03-14) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix minor mistake/typo in manpage (closes: Bug#259723, Bug#259724).
* Add German manpage translation (closes: Bug#259728). Thanks Helge.
2003-01-22 - Kenshi Muto <>
sl (3.03-13) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix manpage typo (closes: Bug#177784). Thanks Martin.
2001-05-23 - Kenshi Muto <>
sl (3.03-12) unstable; urgency=low
* Modify build-depends (closes: bug#98471). Thanks, Ryan.
2001-04-09 - Kenshi Muto <>
sl (3.03-11) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix manpage (closes: bug#92657). Thanks, Nakano.
* The segfaults bug #61066 was caused by libncurses, and it seems
already be fixed (closes: bug#61066). Thanks, Sano.
* Apply sl enhancement (You can use by sl-h). Thanks, Sano.
2001-01-25 - Kenshi Muto <>
sl (3.03-10) unstable; urgency=low
* Add -e option for intrrupting SL (closes: Bug#83321).
2001-01-23 - Kenshi Muto <>
sl (3.03-9) unstable; urgency=low
* Oops, I'd missed orig.tar.gz. I rebuilded it.

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