Text-based web browsers for Linux
Operating systems : Linux
When general public Linux distributions came around, web browsing was quite young, but with some way behind it. There were several web browsers already, many of them ported gradually to Linux. Some text-based web browsers were in the first wave. After a while Linux became the main habitat of text-based browsers, where most of them are developed and used. Even if these text-based web browsers are mostly intended not just for Linux, but for various other *nix systems as well. And there are also their ports to plenty of other operating systems for most various platforms.
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.
Lynx 2.8.7rel.1 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:
Links - / home page 1 : home page 2 /
Text-based web browser. Versions for Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, some other *nix systems, BeOS, Haiku, OS/2, DOS, Windows. The browser may be compiled with support for displaying graphics, fonts of various sizes with anti-aliasing, working in Linux and other *nix systems both under X (or other windowing system) and using SVGALib or framebuffer of system's graphic card ( Go to ).
HTML ( tables and frames including )
Links 2.7 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:
Text-based web browser. Versions for Linux, some other *nix systems, Windows, DOS.
ELinks 0.12pre2 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:
Text-based web browser. Versions for Linux, some other *nix systems, OS/2, Windows (using Cygwin).
HTML ( tables and frames including ), SSL, colors and inline images on capable terminal emulators / consoles. W3m is able to run some CGI scripts without any HTTP server, acting as a HTTP server itself. W3m is used in the Emacs text editor for web pages rendering with an Emacs interface to it, emacs-w3m - for web surfing without leaving the editor.
W3m 0.5.2 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:
Text-based web browser. Versions for Linux and some other *nix systems.
Netrik 1.16.1 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:
Text-based web browser. Versions for Linux and some other *nix systems. The Linux versions include a retawq for DSLinux, a Linux distribution for Nintendo DS handheld game console.
HTML. Network protocols: HTTP 1.1 and 1.0, HTTPS, FTP, FTPS, NNTP, Finger ( More ).
Retawq 0.2.6c in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:
Line Mode Browser - / home page /
Text-based web browser. Versions for Linux, some other *nix systems, Mac OS X, Windows, DOS. And outside PC world for VMS, VM/CMS, MVS, Ultrix (DECStation and VAX), etc.
Line Mode Browser is the second web browser ever created. It was initially one of the most popular web browsers, later replaced by Mosaic and in its proper niche, text-only web browsing, by Lynx. So that Line Mode Browser ended up to be a test or example application for the libwww library and distributed as a part of the libwww package. The development of Line Mode Browser is still active.
HTML. Network protocols: HTTP, Gopher, FTP, NNTP, WAIS. Capability to follow links directly to telnet and rlogin sites. Cyrillic support.
Line Mode Browser 5.4.1 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:
Line Mode Browser 5.4.1 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:
There is also Debris text-based browser, but it is not always possible to compile and install it on modern Linux distributions. And Emacs/W3, a text-based web browser for the GNU Emacs text editor, written in GNU Emacs Lisp programming language - its development seems to be discontinued since November 14, 1999; W3m / emacs-w3m is used instead.
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Centering the whole content of a web page in the viewable area of a browser by pure HTML - no CSS. A box to keep the content of the page is HTML centered horizontally and vertically - [ Open demo page ] HTML. Code: <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"> <html> <head> <title>HTML centering</title> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=Windows-1252"> </head> <body bgcolor="#ffffff"> <table width="100%" height="100%" bgcolor="#a3ddc4"> <tr> <td align="center"> <table width="800" height="500" bgcolor="#ff6f6f"> <tr> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </body> </html> The outer HTML table makes the whole web browser viewable area, except margins, a HTML table and the whole area of this HTML table - a HTML table cell. The cell of the outer HTML table inherits the default value for valign attribute from its parent table row. And this row in its turn inherits the default value for valign attribute from the outer HTML table tbody - even if tbody tag is not used. And that value is middle. So a block of content inside the cell of the outer HTML table is centered vertically in web browser viewable are. Align="center" of the outer HTML table cell makes a block of content inside it centered horizontally in web browser viewable are. The inner table, the one inside of the outer HTML table cell makes up a box of a given size. Or there may be no set height or no set width or both. Then the size of the box is to adjust to accommodate the content, whatever its dimensions are. If the width or height or both of the box results to be larger than web browser viewable area, then it still ends up to be centered. Since HTML centering is the oldest method to center content horizontally and vertically, it works well not just in older web browsers, but in ones that can be described as downright ancient. Like adding one more HTML tag ( <center></center> ) around the outer table makes it funcion as deep as Internet Explorer 3 : [ Open demo page ] Download Internet Explorer 3: a pack, containing 3.0, 4.01, 5.01, 5.5, 6.0 versions of Internet Explorer HTML.
FAR Manager : DOS Navigator : File Commander The concept and requirements to file manager had formed itself back in the DOS epoch. With the spread of operating systems with graphical user interface, other applications facilitating files handling emerged. But for many tasks and for many users orthodox file managers remain the most convenient option. There are file managers with graphical user interface here for a long time already, however console file managers still hold on not only their proper niche, but as well a part of the space belonging in theory to file managers with a GUI. Nowadays file managers can, all in all, the same and in general the same way, but text-based file managers are more responsive to user actions. Also, even if it is not topical enough now, console file managers require less system resources, than GUI file managers of comparable functionality. FAR Manager - / home page / Console file manager for Windows. Among the built-in functions: FTP, Windows network, extensible archive files support, print manager, text editor. Other plugins are available: SFTP/SCP, image viewer, hex editor, syntax highlighting and auto-completion for text editor, some others. FAR Manager 2.0: Console file manager FAR Manager 2.0: FTP, downloading files FAR Manager 2.0: A submenu FAR Manager 2.0: System settings FAR Manager 2.0: Text editor FAR Manager 2.0: MPlayer, playing .mp3 DOS Navigator - / open source project / Console file manager for Windows. A variation of the DOS file manager. There is also a version for OS/2. Archive files support, text editor with syntax highlighting, disk editor, spreadsheet, calculator, calendar, etc.