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Old 04-06-2005, 01:12 PM   #1
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internet on command prompt ?

i wanted to know if internet can be used from command prompt too ? and if yes how ? like it would be wonderful if someone of u cud provide me with some link to reading material .

Thanking you.
Old 04-06-2005, 01:21 PM   #2
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Since the command line supports only text, you could only view the text portions of the webpage.

Check out lynx text browser.

Here is a fairly useful guide to Lynx:

Here is how to get it:

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Old 04-06-2005, 01:25 PM   #3
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Of course yes !!!
You can use :
- lynx (or links) - text web browser
- ftp (or ncftp) - text ftp client
and many others.
Old 04-06-2005, 01:28 PM   #4
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Another text mode browser is elinks. You can also check your email with mutt or pine.
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In fact, there is a whole thread in the Slackware forum about 3 different choices for console broswers. Here it is:



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