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Old 12-02-2010, 08:35 AM   #1
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Smile 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.
 
Old 12-02-2010, 09:04 AM   #2
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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.^^
 
Old 12-02-2010, 09:17 AM   #3
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I've been using elinks on the command line.
 
Old 12-02-2010, 10:07 AM   #4
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I browsed the web for an entire day with 'wget' and 'vi' once
 
Old 12-02-2010, 10:24 AM   #5
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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.
 
Old 12-02-2010, 02:45 PM   #6
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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.
 
Old 12-02-2010, 03:01 PM   #7
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w3m because it doesn't butcher site layouts as bad as links/lynx.
 
Old 12-02-2010, 03:14 PM   #8
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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.
 
Old 12-03-2010, 05:59 PM   #9
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I don't use them as often as I would prefer, but I'm starting to like w3m.
 
Old 12-04-2010, 10:24 AM   #10
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How can you use CLI-browsers? They can't display pages correctly... Today sites are flooded with Java, Flash, shiny, eye-candy design.
 
Old 12-16-2010, 02:33 AM   #11
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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.
 
Old 12-16-2010, 07:15 AM   #12
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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?
 
Old 12-17-2010, 08:28 AM   #13
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w3m won't open gmail...
 
Old 12-17-2010, 08:40 AM   #14
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w3m won't open gmail...
I've had trouble with w3m and gmail as well. But elinks works with gmail for me.
 
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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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