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caleb1011 01-14-2006 07:35 PM

View a web page using the terminal.
 
I have heard that you can view web pages using the terminal. How does one do this? What would the advantage be for using the terminal?

saman007uk 01-14-2006 07:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by caleb1011
I have heard that you can view web pages using the terminal. How does one do this? What would the advantage be for using the terminal?

You can use lynx. It is used to view webpages if you don't have access to a GUI.

On Fedora/Redhat:
Code:

yum install lynx
Debian:
Code:

apt-get install lynx
Gentto:
Code:

emerge lynx
Then, you can visit Google using:
Code:

lynx http://www.google.co.uk/

reddazz 01-15-2006 02:26 AM

If your distro does not have lynx, install links or elinks.

heema 01-15-2006 05:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by caleb1011
What would the advantage be for using the terminal?

The greatest advantage for me is that some time ago my X server (GUI) couldnt load and displayed an error message so i had to use the terminal only so i used lynx to search the net for an answer then i found it and i was able to fix the X server :D

cs-cam 01-15-2006 06:04 AM

Use links -g and it's like being in X! You get a mouse, pretty pictures and all, it just needs tabs....

JimBass 01-15-2006 10:00 AM

Also, it works wonders on headless (no X) servers. I usually enable X dorwarding in SSH on headless systems, but on the rare times when I'm physically at a hosting facility, lynx is the only way to browse the net.

Peace,
JimBass

spx2 01-15-2006 11:06 AM

there's always also w3m if you need a good terminal browser.
now browsing with terminal browsers is neat because of speed...
(it would be cool if in firefox for example i could turn off images
and .swf files showing up)

cs-cam 01-15-2006 06:18 PM

Quote:

(it would be cool if in firefox for example i could turn off images and .swf files showing up)
Install the AdBlock extension and setup a generic filter for all images. Works wonders :)

reddazz 01-15-2006 07:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cs-cam
Install the AdBlock extension and setup a generic filter for all images. Works wonders :)

Adblock is absolutely great. I use it a lot when I am on the move and block firefox from loading all images because I pay for my connection per meg of data.

reddazz 01-15-2006 07:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cs-cam
Install the AdBlock extension and setup a generic filter for all images. Works wonders :)

Adblock is absolutely great. I use it a lot when I am on the move and configure firefox from loading all images because I pay for my connection per meg of data.


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