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Developed byThomas Dickey
Latest release2.8.6 / October 11, 2006
Typeweb browser

Lynx is a text-only Web browser client with ssl support for console terminals.


[edit] Why you want Lynx

It's much likely installed on any *nix box. You can probably try it right now, just type lynx http://somewhere.tld/ in your favorite terminal to check it out.

  • It's fast
  • It doesn't show you images. This is sad and depressing of you want to look at someones photo album, but great if you want to keep tabs on current media-ologopoly propaganda without being exposed to all the advertisements, the web site's "design" etc.

It's also real handy to know how to use Lynx if you somehow break your X11 server and need to search the net in order to fix it.

[edit] Usage

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   prevents automatic redirection and prints a message with a link to the new URL. 
   disable transmissions of Referer headers.

[edit] Show a webpages http headers only

You can view any websites http headers using lynx -head, for example:


will show you the following information:

HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently
Date: Thu, 05 Jul 2007 18:50:57 GMT
Server: Apache/2.2.4 (Fedora)
X-Powered-By: PHP/5.1.6
Vary: Accept-Encoding,Cookie
Cache-Control: s-maxage=1200, must-revalidate, max-age=0
Last-modified: Thu, 05 Jul 2007 18:50:57 GMT
Content-Encoding: gzip
Connection: close
Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8

[edit] Links

Linux Web browsers
Browser GUI Backend JS WP JS ? Screenshot
Arachne  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Camino  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Galeon GNOME Gecko  ?  ?  ?
Firefox  ? Gecko  ?  ?  ?
Internet Explorer Windows Windows  ?  ?  ?
K-Meleon  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Maxthon  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Netscape  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
OmniWeb  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Opera  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Safari  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Seamonkey  ? Gecko  ?  ?  ?
Shiira  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Konqueror KDE KHTML  ?  ?  ?
Lynx Terminal Internal  ?  ?  ?

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