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View Poll Results: Do you use lynx?
I stay away from CLI. X rocks! 0 0%
Lynx is very confusing. I tried using it. 1 3.23%
I use it but not very often 23 74.19%
Lynx ownz 7 22.58%
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Old 06-02-2006, 12:21 AM   #1
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How many of you likes to use Lynx?

Lynx is a very nice CLI browser. ATM my X is broken. I am recently researching how to get it back up. Maybe i'll post the error message after some time so you guys may help me out too.

I like lynx, its cool, looks l33t and geeky.
Old 06-02-2006, 12:50 AM   #2
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Lynx is the Master of the Internet.

Not only is it a web browser but it makes a nice file system browser.

And anything that still supports Gopher is just ... well, I'll just say it kinda makes me all maudlin and sniffly.
Old 06-02-2006, 12:52 AM   #3
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I use Lynx, but only when I'm not using X (which isn't very often).
Old 06-02-2006, 12:53 AM   #4
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Lynx is good for checking out suspicious webservers, remote administration over slow links and as a network connectivity tool.
Old 06-02-2006, 01:08 AM   #5
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Wow I did not know that Lynx can do all those stuff. Lynx is still pretty daunting for me.
Maybe i'll have some of my free time to read more about Lynx.
Old 06-02-2006, 01:36 AM   #6
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I used to use Lynx quite often when I was in school. We only had UNIX dumb terminals in the lab.
Old 06-02-2006, 02:21 AM   #7
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lynx is good as network administrator stuff i use it more for technical purpose
Old 06-02-2006, 02:49 AM   #8
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Where possible, I even prefer 'links' over lynx.
I don't know if lynx has catched up lately, but the power of links over lynx at least was that it supported cookies / frames (and perhaps javascript ??). Not to mention background downloading .

Further, lynx is a pretty nifty tool
Old 06-02-2006, 03:40 AM   #9
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It certainly comes in handy when things get messy, e.g. when cannot access X and are in some serious trouble. I wouldn't recommend it as your standard browser though...
Old 06-02-2006, 06:49 AM   #10
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lynx (and links) are both valuable tools when it all goes horribly wrong. when x wont start and nothing seems to be working right, you can come and browse in lynx, just to reassure yourself that its not just you going insane.

i'm kidding, but lynx (and more often these days, links) is one tool i would never be without.
Old 06-02-2006, 07:31 AM   #11
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Any text tool like vi, lynx , mc,emacs , etc. is good to know where you use a unix/linux system :
- when you only have a ssh access and have to perform some tasks
- when you have to repair a system
- etc.
Old 06-02-2006, 09:10 AM   #12
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I am yet to discover the other features of lynx. As of now my X is still not running lol and im using lynx to browse the net. Nice tool.
Old 06-02-2006, 09:45 AM   #13
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I always use lynx for my CLI browser. It's a great tool.
Old 06-02-2006, 11:43 AM   #14
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I prefer links. It's more familiar than lynx. But both are pretty darn useful =)

Old 06-02-2006, 04:15 PM   #15
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u may use it from php scripts, too i. e. if u need a response from a remote server...


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