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Old 03-28-2005, 03:50 PM   #1
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links, lynx, w3m??


Which is the best of the non-graphical web browsers?? and of course... why??

btw: I don't want to install all of them and play around etc.. just want a few opinions..

thx in advance..
 
Old 03-28-2005, 04:34 PM   #2
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Probably links. It's basically lynx with frames support. I've never used w3m, but I know that lynx will, when presented with frames, give you a page with a link for each frame, and load them individually.
 
Old 03-28-2005, 04:36 PM   #3
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w3m is far superior when it comes to displaying table structures. It also has a somewhat useable solution for frames, which at least links completely missed when I last tried it some time ago.
Things like https and http-authentication also work fine.

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Old 03-28-2005, 04:44 PM   #4
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Not lynx... It may have pretty colours, but it has no tables. I use Links.
 
Old 03-28-2005, 05:20 PM   #5
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Links may be able to display graphics if the framebuffer support option was used when compiling. I found this out using a disk from a magazine. I was able to browse this site normally without starting x-windows.
 
Old 03-28-2005, 07:40 PM   #6
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Can't say what's 'best' but I use w3m. Tables, tabs, menus, mouse, graphics or not. Almost like a GUI browser without X or a pure text-mode browser - take your pick.

And, generally, take your pick: try 'em all and see.
 
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Old 03-28-2005, 08:29 PM   #7
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I am posting this message using links.. I just downloaded w3m and will try it tonight.
 
Old 03-28-2005, 08:45 PM   #8
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I like elinks, it's like links but prettier

But I definately prefer links over lynx it seems a lot more straightforward and obvious to use in terms of navigation and interface.
 
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Old 03-30-2005, 03:25 PM   #9
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Most of the time I use links:
- Tables
- Frames
- JavaScript (ECMAscript) support (!!!)
- Very easy to use and configure
- File downloads in the background
There are versions of Links that can display graphics in an xterm.

I also like w3m.
- Graphics support in xterms can easily be activated with a command line option
- Tables
- Best support of all three non-GUI browsers for international sites (can even print from right to left for Arabic sites, afaik)
- Can be used as a pager (less/more replacement) for non-HTML content

Both links and w3m have sometimes difficulties with line truncating. Luckily, when w3m fails, links shines, and vice versa.

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Old 03-30-2005, 04:22 PM   #10
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When I was trying out Gentoo, the documentation had me use "links2". It acted just like links2, but iirc it had pretty colors like lynx. Am I just being a tard, or did it actually have colors? And if so, where do you get it? Any searched for "links2" just point you to links pages. Maybe it was just a Gentoo customized version of links?
 
Old 03-30-2005, 05:34 PM   #11
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AFAIK links2 and elinks are similar projects in that they both strive to improve the basic (but already very good) links browser. On Slackware 10.1 you have links 2.1pre, so there is no need to download it. You might like to look for elinks, however. I have no URL available, but I think it was hosted at a Czech site.

And yes: links2, which is the standard on Slackware 10.x and other modern distros, supports colours. Simply switch colour support on with the config options.

There maybe a customized version for Gentoo, but I doubt it. Colour support is a links feature, no matter which distro.

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Old 04-05-2005, 04:04 PM   #12
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Hello... I am having trouble finding how to turn on colors in links. I am officially giving up searching LQ and Google, and asking if someone can just tell me how to do it
 
Old 04-05-2005, 04:15 PM   #13
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Run links, press ESC to get to the menu, goto Setup, then Terminal options, check Colors and press OK.
 
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Old 04-05-2005, 04:31 PM   #14
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Okay... this is me feeling like an idiot now. Let us please forget this ever happened.
 
Old 04-05-2005, 05:41 PM   #15
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Is links included in Slackware 10.1?
 
  


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