LINKS(1)LINKS(1)NAMElinks - lynx-like alternative character mode WWW browser
SYNOPSISlinks [options] URL
DESCRIPTIONlinks is a text mode WWW browser with ncurses interface, supporting
colors, correct table rendering, background downloading, menu driven
configuration interface and slim code.
Frames are supported. You can have different file formats associated
with external viewers. mailto: and telnet: are supported via external
links can handle local (file://) or remote (http:// or ftp://) URLs.
Most options can be set in the user interface or config file, so usu‐
ally you do not need to care about them.
Asyncronous DNS resolver on(1)/off(0).
Maximum number of concurrent connections. (default: 10)
Maximum number of concurrent connection to a given host.
Number of retries. (default: 3)
Timeout on receive. (default: 120)
Timeout on non restartable connections. (default: 600)
Number of formatted document pages cached. (default: 5)
Cache memory in Kilobytes. (default: 1024)
Host and port number of the HTTP proxy, or blank. (default:
Host and port number of the FTP proxy, or blank. (default:
Default download directory. (default: actual dir)
Use the given codepage when the webpage did not specify its
codepage. (default: ISO 8859-1)
Restrict links so that it can run on an anonymous account. No
local file browsing. No downloads. Executing of viewers is
allowed, but user can't add or modify entries in association ta‐
-dump Write a plain-text version of the given HTML document to stdout.
Runs links as a separate instance - instead of connecting to
Write the given HTML document in source form to stdout.
Print the links version number and exit.
-help Print a help screen.
The keys you may use while navigating are
PGDN page down
Space page down
PGUP page up
b page up
B page up
^INS copy to clipboard
^C copy to clipboard
INS scroll up
^P scroll up
DEL scroll down
^N scroll down
[ scroll left
] scroll right
END end of page
enter link/press button
ENTER enter link/press button
d download link
D download link
/ search in the page
? search back in the page
n find next match
N find next match backwards
f zoom actual frame
F zoom actual frame
^R reload page
g go to URL
G go to the current URL
a add a new bookmark
A add a new bookmark
s bookmark manager
S bookmark manager
= document informations
| header informations
\ toggle HTML source/rendered view
* toggle display images
TAB next frame
F10 file menu
The following keys can be used while editing a line/jumping to a URL:
HOME jump at the beginning
^A jump at the beginning
END jump at the end
^E jump at the end
^INS copy to clipboard
^B copy to clipboard
^X cut to clipboard
^V paste from clipboard
ENTER enter line
delete back character
^H delete back character
DEL delete character
^D delete character
^U delete from beginning of the line
^K delete to the end of the line
^W auto complete line
Per-user configfile, automatically created by links.
PLATFORMSlinks is known to work on Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, IRIX, HPUX,
Digital Unix, AIX, OS/2 and BeOS. Port for Win32 is in state of
Can't connect to some FTP servers (Novell, NT). Connection stays
in "Request sent" state.
Frames don't work if there's more frames with same name. Turn
them off in such case.
You can't upload large files; it takes _lots_ of memory.
You shoudn't press '^Z' when you are in a viewer
Please report any other bugs you find to Mikulas Patocka <miku‐
LICENSElinks is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published
by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the
License, or (at your option) any later version.
AUTHORlinks was written by Mikulas Patocka <firstname.lastname@example.org‐
lin.mff.cuni.cz>. See file Authors for a list of people con‐
tributing to this project.
The homepage of links can be found at http://links.browser.org/
This manual page was written by Peter Gervai <email@example.com>,
using excerpts from a (yet?) unknown links fan for the Debian
GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).
SEE ALSOlynx(1), w3m(1)
Dec, 2000 LINKS(1)