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Text-based web browsers for Linux

Operating systems : Linux

Lynx : Links : ELinks : W3m : Netrik : Retawq : Line mode browser

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.

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 2.8.7rel.1 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

lynx.isc.org

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Lynx 2.8.7rel.1 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp

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Lynx 2.8.7rel.1 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynx_(web_browser)

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Lynx 2.8.7rel.1 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

ebay.com

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Lynx 2.8.7rel.1 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

kompx.com/en/elinks.htm

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Lynx 2.8.7rel.1 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

twitter.com

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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:

links.twibright.com

Image : Links 1

Links 2.7 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp

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Links 2.7 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Links_(web_browser)

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Links 2.7 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

ebay.com

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Links 2.7 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

kompx.com/en/elinks.htm

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Links 2.7 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

twitter.com

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ELinks - / home page /

Text-based web browser. Versions for Linux, some other *nix systems, Windows, DOS.

HTML ( tables and frames including ). Meagre support for CSS and JavaScript ( More ). Support for 16, 88 or 256 colors palette. Support for tabbed browsing, background download with queueing. Experimental support for BitTorrent protocol.

ELinks 0.12pre2 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

elinks.cz

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ELinks 0.12pre2 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp

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ELinks 0.12pre2 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ELinks

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ELinks 0.12pre2 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

ebay.com

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ELinks 0.12pre2 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

kompx.com/en/elinks.htm

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ELinks 0.12pre2 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

twitter.com

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W3m - / home page /

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:

w3m.sourceforge.net

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W3m 0.5.2 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp

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W3m 0.5.2 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W3m

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W3m 0.5.2 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

ebay.com

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W3m 0.5.2 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

kompx.com/en/elinks.htm

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W3m 0.5.2 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

twitter.com

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Netrik - / home page /

Text-based web browser. Versions for Linux and some other *nix systems.

HTML.

Netrik 1.16.1 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

netrik.sourceforge.net

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Netrik 1.16.1 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp

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Netrik 1.16.1 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

freecode.com/projects/netrik

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Netrik 1.16.1 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

ebay.com

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Netrik 1.16.1 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

kompx.com/en/elinks.htm

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Netrik 1.16.1 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

twitter.com

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Retawq - / home page /

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:

retawq.sourceforge.net

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Retawq 0.2.6c in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp

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Retawq 0.2.6c in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

freecode.com/projects/retawq

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Retawq 0.2.6c in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

ebay.com

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Retawq 0.2.6c in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

kompx.com/en/elinks.htm

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Retawq 0.2.6c in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

twitter.com

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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:

w3.org/LineMode

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Line Mode Browser 5.4.1 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp

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Line Mode Browser 5.4.1 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Line-mode_browser

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Line Mode Browser 5.4.1 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

ebay.com

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Line Mode Browser 5.4.1 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

kompx.com/en/elinks.htm

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Line Mode Browser 5.4.1 in GNOME Terminal 2.32.1 on Zenwalk Linux:

twitter.com

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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.


Aliosque subditos et thema

 

ELinks. Use

 

Jump to: 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.

CSS. Target Firefox only

 

CSS targeting Firefox web browser only: This text is red in Firefox HTML / XHTML. Code: <p>This text is red in Firefox</p> CSS. Code: @-moz-document url-prefix() {p {color: #f00;}} Unlike the method of styling elements for Opera browser only, it is essentially a hack - since the rule originally is intended for a different purpose. But lack of support in browsers other than Firefox allows to isolate code for use by Firefox web browser only. [ 1 ] Other browsers with Gecko web browser engine, like SeaMonkey 1.0+ or older Netscape 9.0, also support the hack. [ 2 ] Various versions of Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari react to the hack as they are meant to - these browsers ignore the whole code of the Firefox specific hack. [ 3 ] There is also one more browser where text gets red - ELinks, an advanced text-based web browser with some support for CSS.