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Boxes is a text filter that can draw any kind of box around its input text. Box design choices range from simple boxes to complex ASCII art. A box can also be removed and repaired, even if it has been badly damaged by editing of the text inside. Since the generated boxes may be open on any side, the program can also be used to create regional comments in any programming language. New box designs of all sorts can easily be added and shared by appending to a free format configuration file. In addition to being a command line tool, Boxes integrates well with any text editor that supports filters.

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Recent releases

  •  22 Nov 2012 20:54

    Release Notes: This release adds minor updates to the documentation to improve Debian standards compliance (no actual code changes) and minor box design changes.

    •  01 Aug 2006 21:17

      Release Notes: This is essentially a maintenance release. It solves all compilation and compatibility issues reported to the author. The issues mainly affected modern Linux distributions. In addition, all patches that had been submitted were applied. Tab handling options have been added for leading tabs.

      •  04 May 2001 09:28

        Release Notes: This release fixes various minor bugs and porting issues.

        •  10 Mar 2000 11:50

          Release Notes: The few reported bugs have been fixed and several ports have become available since version 1.0 was first released. This includes a much requested Win32 port.

          •  29 Aug 1999 22:44

            No changes have been submitted for this release.


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