sensible-utils - Utilities for sensible alternative selection

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package name sensible-utils
Package version 0.0.12
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 62 B
Download size 14.45 KB
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This package provides a number of small utilities which are used
by programs to sensibly select and spawn an appropriate browser,
editor, or pager.
The specific utilities included are: sensible-browser sensible-editor


Package Version Architecture Repository
sensible-utils_0.0.12_all.deb 0.0.12 all Ubuntu Main
sensible-utils - - -


Name Value
debianutils <= 2.32.3
manpages-pl <= 20060617-3~


Type URL
Binary Package sensible-utils_0.0.12_all.deb
Source Package sensible-utils

Install Howto

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




2018-03-12 - Bastien Roucariès <>
sensible-utils (0.0.12) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fix sensible-browser launches $BROWSER with empty argument
(Closes: #885688)
* Bug fix: "[INTL:de] updated German man page translation", thanks to
Helge Kreutzmann (Closes: #877553).
* Add basic testing.
* Bump compat and policy (no changes)
2017-11-15 - Bastien Roucariès <>
sensible-utils (0.0.11) unstable; urgency=high
* Bug fix: "Argument injection in sensible-browser", thanks to Gabriel
Corona (Closes: #881767). Fixing this bug by not supporting %s
expansion in $BROWSER. Users needing this feature (like running
'firefox -remote "openURL(%s,new-window)"',  with %s the URL)
could use a shell wrapper. Remove also multiple browser support.
* Fixing #881767 means not using unsupportable %s in $BROWSER, thus
Closes: #289745.
2017-08-11 - Bastien Roucariès <>
sensible-utils (0.0.10) unstable; urgency=medium
* Acknowledge NMU
* Add myself as uploader.
* Bump policy no change.
* Update copyright.
* Use debhelper.
* Harden recursive execution of script
(Closes: #775727, #390580).
* Bug fix: "[l10n:cs] Initial Czech translation of package
sensible-utils", thanks to Michal Simunek (Closes: #673157).
* Bug fix: "[INTL:pt] Portuguese translation of manpage", thanks to
Américo Monteiro (Closes: #758072).
* Bug fix: "Manpages not utf-8 encoded", thanks to Sandro Mani (Closes:
* Bug fix: "requires gettext but no dependency on gettext-base", thanks
to Jonathan Dowland (Closes: #728612). Supply a echo -n gettext in
private dir.
* Bug fix: "Manpage should reference appropriate section of Debian
Policy", thanks to Jari Aalto (Closes: #603243).
* Bug fix: "Infinite loop in select-editor when nano is not installed
(batch-mode)", thanks to Niels Thykier (Closes: #777168).
* Bug fix: "please sort editors by priority in select-editor", thanks to
David Kalnischkies (Closes: #720853).
2017-06-28 - Ximin Luo <>
sensible-utils (0.0.9+nmu1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
[ Jérémy Bobbio ]
* Make package build reproducibly:
- Stop recording current time when creating gzip files.
- Fix mtimes before creating binary packages.
[ Ximin Luo ]
* Make package build reproducible, pt 2:
- Sort file list, to avoid filesystem differences.
- Explicitly install every language man dir, to avoid umask differences.
- Slightly refactoring for readability.
2013-06-06 - Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>
sensible-utils (0.0.9) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix bashism in select-editor
Patch by Thorsten Glaser
Closes: #711321
2013-06-06 - Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>
sensible-utils (0.0.8) unstable; urgency=low
* Merge 0.0.7ubuntu1 
- add select-editor (Closes: #482774)
- modify sensible-editor to pick the editor from select-editor
* Removes reference to non-existent BROWSER documentation in environ(7)
Patch by Matt Kraai
Closes: #567250
* Commented-out Vcs-* headers
Closes: #661752
* Standards Version is 3.9.4
2012-07-11 - Logan Rosen <>
sensible-utils (0.0.7ubuntu1) quantal; urgency=low
* Merge from Debian unstable. Remaining changes:
- add select-editor (forwarded as bug #482774)
- modify sensible-editor to pick the editor from select-editor
2012-05-14 - Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>
sensible-utils (0.0.7) unstable; urgency=low
[ David Prévot <> ]
* set Multi-Arch: foreign. Closes: #666102
* French, by David Prévot. Closes: #603883
* German, by Helge Kreutzmann. Closes: #625897
* Spanish, by Omar Campagne. Closes: #636239
* Japanese, by KURASAWA Nozomu. Closes: #650641
* Italian, by Beatrice Torracca. Closes: #672650
[ Anibal Monsalve Salazar ]
* Fix out-of-date-standards-version
* Fix debian-rules-missing-recommended-target

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