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ELinks - Text-based or console web browser. Description: features, screenshots, download links.

ELinks. Configuration - How to configure ELinks.


Once started, ELinks allows a user to do almost all it is capable of by means of its menu. So it is only how to start ELinks and how to do several other things as an example that is explained here.

1 ) Starting ELinks - ELinks may be run under a GUI environment (X Windows, MS Windows, etc) or some command-line interface. In the first case a terminal emulator / console must be opened before ELinks is to be started: xterm, rxvt, Win32 console and others:

ELinks ( Linux )

- To start ELinks, enter command:

elinks

- To start ELinks opening a web document from Internet:

elinks Web address of a web document

- To start ELinks accessing hard disk to browse local folders:

elinks file:///

or:

elinks /

- To start ELinks opening a local folder:

elinks file:///home/user1/

or:

elinks /home/user1/

- To start ELinks opening a local file:

elinks file:///home/user1/document1.htm

or:

elinks /home/user1/document1.htm

ELinks ( Windows )

- To start ELinks, enter command:

elinks

- To start ELinks opening a web document from Internet:

elinks Web address of a web document

- To start ELinks accessing hard disk to browse local folders:

elinks file:///

- To start ELinks opening a local folder:

elinks file://c/home/user1/

- To start ELinks opening a local file:

elinks file://c/home/user1/document1.htm

2 ) To access the menu of ELinks:

Press Esc on keyboard

3 ) Opening a web document in ELinks already running:

Press g on keyboard or Esc --> File --> Go to URL --> [ Enter a web address ] --> Enter

4 ) Going back:

Left arrow of Arrow keys on keyboard or Esc --> File --> Go back

5 ) Opening a link in a new tab in background:

Shift - t or Esc --> Link --> Open in new tab in background

6 ) Going to the next tab:

Shift - > or Esc --> View --> Next tab

7 ) Closing a tab:

Press c on keyboard or Esc --> View --> Close tab

8 ) Passing a URI to an external application when running ELinks in a terminal emulator. There are many applications it is possible to pass a URI to, here it is about passing a URI to clipboard. Setting up this option is explained here:

To pass the URI of the web page ELinks is displaying at the moment to clipboard:

Alt - p

To pass the URI of a highlighted link in a page to clipboard:

Alt - l

9 ) Editing textarea of forms in an external editor. If ELinks is compiled with external editor support, one or another text editor present in the operating system may be used to handle text in textarea of forms, both in GUI and command-line environment. Setting up this option is explained here. To edit text in textarea of a form:

Move cursor to textarea of the form, press Enter on keyboard to start editing. Ctrl - t to open the external editor set during the configuration process. Enter / edit text in the editor opened. Then:

If it is a GUI editor:

Hit Save in its menu or use a keyboard shortcut, like Ctrl - S to save the text prepared. Close the editor's window - the text entered / edited and saved in the external editor gets to the textarea of the form, ready to be sent.

If it is a text-mode editor, vi or vim for instance:

Esc to exit insert mode, then : [colon] to start entering a command, wq, then Enter to save and quit. The text entered / edited and saved in the external editor gets to the textarea of the form, ready to be sent. If it is not vi or vim, the procedure is still the same, just use the corresponding commands of the editor.


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Windows console applications. Web browsers

 

Lynx : Links : ELinks Text-based, or console web browsers are more typical for the Linux environment and other Unix-like systems. There the text-based web browsers were created, there is their main line of development. Very few (e.g., Wanna-Be / WannaBe for classic Mac OS) console web browsers were made originally for some other operating systems. And the text web browsers for Windows are the versions of console web browsers for *nix systems. Although those of them that do not work in the Cygwin environment have their little peculiarities. In former times text-based web browsers were an important tool for viewing web documents. With the development of GUI programs further in the dial-up era, text web browsers have been useful as the fastest way to view web documents and as a part of text-to-speech systems. The spread of broadband Internet and specialized soft for text-to-speech systems cut the scope of the console web browsers. All the more, most Windows users have always had a quite vague idea of their existence. However, text web browsers are highly specialized mature tools that may be useful in various situations using Windows. Lynx - / home page / Text-based web browser. Versions for Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, some other *nix systems, DOS, Windows, BeOS, MINIX, QNX, AmigaOS, OpenVMS and classic Mac OS. HTML ( More 1 ) ( More 2 ). Lynx 2.8.5rel.1: lynx.isc.org Lynx 2.8.5rel.1: w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp Lynx 2.8.5rel.1: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynx_(web_browser) Lynx 2.8.5rel.1: ebay.com Lynx 2.8.5rel.1: kompx.com/en/web-browsers-for-dos.htm Lynx 2.8.5rel.1: twitter.com Links - / home page / Text-based web browser. Versions for Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, some other *nix systems, BeOS, Haiku, OS/2, DOS, Windows.

FTP in DOS

 

FTP in DOS. mTCP mTCP is a suite containing several utilities, one of which is FTP. It is similar to the FTP client of various Windows, running in Command Prompt. In order to install and use mTCP: 1. mTCP [ Home page ] 2. Packet driver for Ethernet network card: http://www.crynwr.com/drivers/ http://www.georgpotthast.de/sioux/packet.htm 3. Create a folder, for example C:\DRIVERS\. Put there: a packet driver for Ethernet network card. 4. Set up network. For example, by means of Microsoft Network Client 3.0 [ How-to page ] 5. Start packet driver. In the case discussed it is: C:\DRIVERS\PCIPKT.COM 0x60 6. Unpack the archive with mTCP into a folder, C:\SOFT\MTCP for instance, and create a tcp.cfg file in it with the strings: PACKETINT 0x60 HOSTNAME FTP_IN_DOS The value of PACKETINT - the interrupt number used in the packet driver starting. The value of HOSTNAME - any. 7. Start DHCP.EXE (DHCP will set up mTCP for work with the network): DHCP 8. Start FTP: FTP [ FTP address / host ] There will be a prompt for a name, after that - the password. Next, it is better to switch to passive mode: XFERMODE PASSIVE [ The list of the main commands supported by FTP of mTCP is available in ftp.txt, included in mTCP suite archive ] To exit: QUIT mTCP - GNU GPL v3.