sscan: text UI for scanning with SANE

[ gpl, graphics, program ] [ Propose Tags ]

[Skip to Readme]
Versions [faq] 0.1, 0.2
Change log
Dependencies async (==2.1.*), base (==4.9.*), brick (==0.17.*), directory (==1.3.*), filepath (==1.4.*), microlens (==0.4.*), microlens-th (==0.4.*), process (==1.4.*), temporary (==1.2.*), text (==1.2.*), time (==1.6.*), vty (==5.15.*) [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
Distributions NixOS:0.2
Executables sscan
Downloads 919 total (4 in the last 30 days)
Rating (no votes yet) [estimated by Bayesian average]
Your Rating
  • λ
  • λ
  • λ
Status Hackage Matrix CI
Docs not available [build log]
All reported builds failed as of 2020-01-28 [all 3 reports]


Maintainer's Corner

For package maintainers and hackage trustees

Readme for sscan-0.2

[back to package description]

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