sscan: text UI for scanning with SANE

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Dependencies async (>=2.1 && <2.2), base (>=4.9 && <4.10), brick (>=0.17 && <0.18), directory (>=1.3 && <1.4), filepath (>=1.4 && <1.5), microlens (>=0.4 && <0.5), microlens-th (>=0.4 && <0.5), process (>=1.4 && <1.5), temporary (>=1.2 && <1.3), text (>=1.2 && <1.3), time (>=1.6 && <1.7), vty (>=5.15 && <5.16) [details]
License GPL-3.0-only
Copyright (C) 2017 Sean Whitton
Author Sean Whitton
Category Graphics
Uploaded by spwhitton at 2020-01-28T03:22:45Z
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Executables sscan
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Readme for sscan-0.2

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sscan -- Sean's scanner


sscan is a UI for scanning multi-page documents using the scanimage(1) command and a flatbed scanner.

I wrote sscan because I often need to scan multi-page documents on my GNU/Linux system, and I have only a flatbed scanner, without an ADF.

sscan was originally a crude Python script. Now it is a somewhat more robust Haskell program, relying on the Brick library.




  1. Ensure that your scanner has SANE support.
  2. Install prerequisite utilities:
apt-get install ocrmypdf pdftk sane-utils haskell-stack imagemagick
  1. Use stack to build and install sscan:
stack install sscan

Note that stack will automatically download and install the various Haskell dependencies of sscan -- unfortunately, these are not yet likely to all be installable from your distribution's mirrors.


sscan does not yet have a configuration file. If it did, this could be used to configure the available presets, the default settings on startup, and the output directory. Patches welcome.


Ensure that ~/.local/bin is in your PATH environment variable.

Then open a terminal, run sscan and follow the on-screen instructions. If you can't see all the key bindings, you will need to increase the size of your terminal.


By e-mail to <>.


Copyright (C) 2017 Sean Whitton

sscan is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

sscan is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with sscan. If not, see