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Axelman0 12-02-2010 08:35 AM

What's Your Favorite CLI Web Browser? Go!
 
Lynx, Links, Links2, Elinks, Links-hacked, w3m, and any others you might like? Why does your favorite rock the most?

I use Lynx. It's easy to navigate and easy to read.

Squall90 12-02-2010 09:04 AM

links, because it works. :) I don't care which one is it; it depends on which one is pre-installed on the system. But I started with w3m but it seems that links (or lynx) is more popular than w3m.^^

sycamorex 12-02-2010 09:17 AM

I've been using elinks on the command line.

szboardstretcher 12-02-2010 10:07 AM

I browsed the web for an entire day with 'wget' and 'vi' once

dv502 12-02-2010 10:24 AM

Even though I am a commandline junkie. I prefer to surf the web with firefox.

But, if the Xserver is down and I need to surf the web to get troubleshooting info, I would use either lynx or links.

brianL 12-02-2010 02:45 PM

I haven't tried any of them yet. It's another item on my "Things I should be doing instead of hanging about on LQ writing silly posts" list.

MrCode 12-02-2010 03:01 PM

w3m because it doesn't butcher site layouts as bad as links/lynx.

brianL 12-02-2010 03:14 PM

Mmm, just been looking at the SlackBuild page for w3m:
http://slackbuilds.org/repository/13.1/network/w3m/
Particularly this bit:
Quote:

This buildscript includes some security and bug fix patches. However
the actual stable version of w3m is more than 3 years old. You should
not use it as your default browser, it is only here as an optional
dependency for SuperCollider.

squirrel-the-tire 12-03-2010 05:59 PM

I don't use them as often as I would prefer, but I'm starting to like w3m.

Mr. Alex 12-04-2010 10:24 AM

How can you use CLI-browsers? They can't display pages correctly... Today sites are flooded with Java, Flash, shiny, eye-candy design.

Axelman0 12-16-2010 02:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by szboardstretcher (Post 4178334)
I browsed the web for an entire day with 'wget' and 'vi' once

ahahaha damn that's quite an achievement.

Actually I've been spending alot of time on Arch recently and links2 is it's default browser so that's what I've been using. The colors of elinks were easier on my eyes and I loved the tabbed browsing, but somehow the font and the frames got all screwed up so I uninstalled it. Maybe I'll try it again later, or maybe links2 will decide to implement tabbed browsing.

Hangdog42 12-16-2010 07:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr. Alex (Post 4180529)
How can you use CLI-browsers? They can't display pages correctly... Today sites are flooded with Java, Flash, shiny, eye-candy design.


That's precisely the point. The sites I need are frequently just plain html. Or if they have bling, it is adverts that I can live without.

Ever hear of a cli browser exploit?

Alexvader 12-17-2010 08:28 AM

w3m won't open gmail... :(

reed9 12-17-2010 08:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alexvader (Post 4194717)
w3m won't open gmail... :(

I've had trouble with w3m and gmail as well. But elinks works with gmail for me.

MTK358 12-20-2010 09:23 AM

I can't imagine why someone would want to browse the web in the command line other than if a GUI is unavailable of just to try it for fun.

It's really clunky and terrible, I can barely even navigate the posts in a thread here because the member info in the left sidebar goes above the post takes up the whole screen, and quotes are not in boxes I can't tell where they end.


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