Downloads

Findent is hosted on https://sourceforge.net/projects/findent/files, or https://sourceforge.net/projects/findent, all files and information are there. Navigate to Code -> Download Snapshot to get the latest version, which may not be in good order. The sofware is available here too. The current version is 3.1.6 .

Note: the Chromium browser translates the character '~' into '_' in the name of a downloaded file.

Findent

findent is available in the following formats:

tar xf findent-3.1.6.tar.gz
cd findent-3.1.6  
./configure --prefix=/usr/local 
# if you want that findent understands the ESOPE extensions:
# ./configure --prefix=/usr/local --with-esope
# see http://www-cast3m.cea.fr/html/esope/node1.html
make  
sudo make install     # for systems with sudo: Debian, UBUNTU, Linux MINT, ...
su -c 'make install'  # for systems without sudo: Redhat, Scientifix Linux, ...
sudo apt install ./findent_3.1.6-1_amd64.deb
sudo apt install ./findent_3.1.6-1_i386.deb
sudo apt install ./findent_3.1.6-1_armhf.deb
  • Windows executable: findent-3.1.6.zip Extract the zip file and place findent.exe and wfindent.bat in a convenient place.

Jfindent

jfindent, the graphical frontend for findent, is available in the following formats:

  • Linux/OS-X source: jfindent-1.2.tgz Installation is rather standard, for example:
tar xf jfindent-1.2.tgz
cd jfindent-1.2
./configure --prefix=/usr/local
make
sudo make install     # for systems with sudo: Debian, UBUNTU, Linux MINT, ...
su -c 'make install'  # for systems without sudo: Redhat, Scientifix Linux, ...
sudo apt install ./jfindent_1.2_all.deb

Findent on Debian and Ubuntu

With considerable support from the Debain mentors, I managed to get findent in the Debian (and thereby automatically in the Ubuntu) distributions. Findent is now available in Debian buster and Ubuntu 17.10.