Operating systems : Windows, Linux
ELinks is an effort to create an advanced text-based web browser. It started as a fork based on the code of Links browser. Aiming first to try and realize several features more or less weak / absent in Links. Hence "E" in "ELinks" - "Experimental" [Links]. The success of the effort made it to be understood as "Extended" or "Enhanced".
There was a crossroad at the point when Links browser achieved certain level of completeness, surpassing in some areas then the most advanced text mode web browser, Lynx: to move forward into displaying graphics and further beyond pure text or to enhance text-based web surfing experience beyond boundaries reached first by Lynx and then Links browsers - but still keeping it in text mode. The first course resulted into a Links version capable of displaying graphic content of web pages - Links2. The second one is ELinks web browser.
Lynx was and is a very mature software in its kind. Its authors conceived and realized a quite elaborate concept of web surfing in text mode with specific abstractions and conventions, which aided to overcome many restrictions and shortages of text-based surfing and created an experience, a world so definitely different from rapidly expanding graphical web. But with the time HTML and hardware moved forward, spread of scripting languages took place, the whole world of presenting, finding and consuming information advanced. New possibilities appeared.
ELinks moved forward the concept of text mode web browser, making ELinks the most advanced example of it. Although Lynx still keeps positions pretty strongly. Its concept of text mode web surfing even if being simplifying, bringing different approach to information presentation and handling rather than trying to be resembling to graphical web browsers environment - works quite well. Web documents become more and more complicated in realization and (while having all the inevitable restrictions of text mode web browsing) to follow a different way of handling it is quite competitive to trying to be like mainstream, graphic full featured web browsers of desktop computers. It is like this dilemma for smaller screen mobile devices browsers: to try and imitate full sized display computers or to transform web document and make it corresponding to the characteristics of the environment. Text-based web browsers are used mostly on computers with more or less large displays, so there are less of dimensional restrictions and more temptations: Lynx - to stay restrained, ELinks - to extend it.
Text-based web browser. Versions for Linux, other *nix systems, Windows, DOS, OS/2, BeOS and some others.
Tabbed browsing, background download with queuing. Mouse support. Editing of text boxes / forms in web pages in external text editor. Shortcuts for URLs. Scripting in Perl, Lua, Guile, Ruby. Passing URI of a web page in ELinks or URI of a link in a web page in ELinks to external applications: from clipboard app (to copy URI and paste it some place else) to other web browser, etc. Control over how HTML of the surfed web pages is rendered: like display frames or not. Bookmarks. And More.
HTTP and Proxy authentication. Persistent HTTP cookies. SSL. http, https, ftp, fsp, IPv4, IPv6 and experimentally BitTorrent, gopher, nntp protocols.
Go to "ELinks. Configuration" page. A description valid for Linux + some other *nix systems versions of ELinks and except a couple of things also for Windows ones.
Go to "ELinks. Use" page. A description valid for Linux + some other *nix systems versions of ELinks and except a couple of things also for Windows ones.
ELinks for Linux in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux
ELinks for Windows in Win32 console
ELinks for Linux: Look for an ELinks package in the repository of your Linux distribution, if it is not already installed during the distribution installation process.
ELinks for Windows: Download ELinks prepared for working under Windows without Cygwin. Unpack and run.
Or go to the source code download page on elinks.cz.
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There are more than few online services for sitemap.xml generation. But it is also possible to do it yourself, by means of lynx web browser and several Linux command line utilities. An example bash script employing them, named "sitemap.sh" is described below. Bash script creating a sitemap.xml file: #!/bin/bash cd /home/me/sitemap/www/ lynx -crawl -traversal -accept_all_cookies -connect_timeout=30 http://www.compmiscellanea.com/ > /dev/null cd /home/me/sitemap/www2/ lynx -crawl -traversal -accept_all_cookies -connect_timeout=30 http://compmiscellanea.com/ > /dev/null cat /home/me/sitemap/www2/traverse.dat >> /home/me/sitemap/www/traverse.dat cat /home/me/sitemap/www/traverse.dat | sed -e 's/\<www\>\.//g' | sort | uniq > /home/me/sitemap/sitemap/sitemap.xml sed -i 's/\&/\&\;/g' /home/me/sitemap/sitemap/sitemap.xml sed -i "s/'/\&apos\;/g" /home/me/sitemap/sitemap/sitemap.xml sed -i 's/"/\"\;/g' /home/me/sitemap/sitemap/sitemap.xml sed -i 's/>/\>\;/g' /home/me/sitemap/sitemap/sitemap.xml sed -i 's/</\<\;/g' /home/me/sitemap/sitemap/sitemap.xml sed -i 's/http:\/\//http:\/\/www\./g' /home/me/sitemap/sitemap/sitemap.xml sed -i -e 's/^/<url><loc>/' /home/me/sitemap/sitemap/sitemap.xml sed -i -e 's/$/<\/loc><\/url>/' /home/me/sitemap/sitemap/sitemap.xml sed -i -e '1 i <?xml version="1\.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>\r\r<urlset xmlns="http:\/\/www\.sitemaps\.org\/schemas\/sitemap\/0\.9" xmlns:xsi="http:\/\/www\.w3\.org\/2001\/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="http:\/\/www\.sitemaps\.org\/schemas\/sitemap\/0\.9 http:\/\/www\.sitemaps\.org\/schemas\/sitemap\/0\.9\/sitemap\.xsd">\r\r<!-- created by sitemap.sh from http:\/\/www.compmiscellanea.com\/en\/lynx-browser-creating-sitemap.xml\.htm -->\r\r' /home/me/sitemap/sitemap/sitemap.xml sed -i -e '$ a \\r</urlset>' /home/me/sitemap/sitemap/sitemap.xml sed -i '/static/d' /home/me/sitemap/sitemap/sitemap.xml echo "...Done" After the bash script file is prepared: "chmod +x sitemap.sh" to make it executable. Download sitemap.sh in sitemap.sh.tar.gz archive ( After downloading and unpacking it, put a web site name with "www" instead of http://www.compmiscellanea.com/ and a web site name without "www" instead of http://compmiscellanea.com/ in the file. Replace "static" in the last line of the file by a string unnecessary links should possess to be removed. Then "chmod +x sitemap.sh". Then run sitemap.sh ). Commentary Download sitemap2.sh with line by line commentary in sitemap2.sh.tar.gz archive. Before running the bash script, three folders should be created. Since lynx browser may miss some links if a web site domain name to be crawled is put with or without "www", bash script runs lynx twice, crawling the web site by its name with "www" and crawling the web site by its name without "www". The two result files are put into two of these separate folders, here they are "/home/me/sitemap/www/" and "/home/me/sitemap/www2/". And "/home/me/sitemap/sitemap/" is for sitemap.xml created in the end. 1. Path to bash: #!/bin/bash 2. Going to a folder - lynx browser is going to put there the files obtained from crawling a web site with "www" in its name: cd /home/me/sitemap/www/ 3. Running lynx browser to crawl a web site.
Split video file by ffmpeg: There are two ways how to split video files by ffmpeg. The first one is good in itself, more than that - it is faster, but sometimes creates output files with certain flaws. So for those cases there is the second way of splitting video files: it is considerably slower, the output files are bigger, but it seems they are always of the same quality level as input files used. Way : 1 ffmpeg -ss <start> -t <duration> -i in1.avi -vcodec copy -acodec copy out1.avi Way : 2 ffmpeg -ss <start> -t <duration> -i in1.avi -sameq out1.avi - <start> - the beginning of the part of a video ffmpeg is to cut out. Format: 00:00:00 - hours:minutes:seconds - hh:mm:ss - <duration> - the duration of the part of a video ffmpeg is to cut out. Format: 00:00:00 - hours:minutes:seconds - hh:mm:ss Examples ffmpeg -ss 01:19:00 -t 00:05:00 -i in1.avi -vcodec copy -acodec copy out1.avi ffmpeg -ss 01:19:00 -t 00:05:00 -i in1.avi -sameq out1.avi - ffmpeg cuts out a part of the video file starting from 1 hour 19 minutes 0 seconds. The duration of the video sequence cut out is 5 minutes 0 seconds. About ffmpeg: ( Home page ) ( List of supported file formats and codecs )