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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.


Aliosque subditos et thema

 

Windows console applications. Text editors

 

FTE : JED : MinEd : Nano : MS-DOS Editor Initially, all text editors did not have a graphical interface. And work with text almost from the outset was one of the main types of user activity on computer. With the invention and spread of low-level and especially high-level programming languages, text editor has become an important working tool of professionals. Then, other users had to use text editors for their daily tasks. So by the time the programs with GUI started to be wide spread, the concept of text editor was already well developed, there were mature, well-designed and implemented specimens of applications for text editing without graphical user interface. Why the text-based versions coexisted with GUI-based ones for very long and still graphical user interface programs have not replaced the console / text-based applications. While the average user is not aware of their existence, he / she does not know the power of vim or emacs, often even MS-DOS Editor, built in all the 32-bit versions of Windows is unknown, none the less, console text editors continue to exist and be developed. As it is the case with the text web browsers, the main line of text-based text editors development is in Linux and other *nix systems world. But under Windows as well, there are several interesting applications. FTE - / home page / Console text editor. Version for Linux, some other *nix systems, DOS, Windows, OS/2. Syntax highlighting support for: C, C++, Java, Perl, Sh, Pascal, SQL, Assembly, PHP, Python, REXX, Ada, Fortran, IDL, LinuxDoc, TeX, TeXInfo, HTML, etc. ASCII table. Various facilities for coding and errors handling. Copying words, characters or text blocks is in the same mode and by the same keyboard shortcuts (except Ctrl+A) as in major Windows text editors with graphical user interface - plus, there may be other variations. FTE 0.49.13: Open file FTE 0.49.13: A submenu FTE 0.49.13: Settings FTE 0.49.13: Opened .php file FTE 0.49.13: Opened .htm file FTE 0.49.13: Opened C code JED - / home page / Console text editor. Version for Linux, some other *nix systems, QNX, OS/2, BeOS, OpenVMS, DOS, Windows. Syntax highlighting support for: C, C++, FORTRAN, TeX, HTML, SH, python, IDL, DCL, NROFF, etc. JED can emulate Emacs, EDT, Wordstar, Borland, Brief. C-like S-Lang language for extra settings possibilities and extensions.

CSS for a range of elements

 

Styling a range of elements. Here from the 1st to the 3rd one - changing background color. Example:         HTML / XHTML. Code: <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> CSS. Code: div:nth-of-type(-n+3) {background: #f66;} /* Extra CSS, just styling the look: */ div {width: 100%; margin-top: 5px; background: #066;} Note: nth-child may also be used instead.