Command-line browsers Lynx, Links, and w3m
SURFING THE SHELL
If you’re working at the command line and you need to reach the
Internet, or if you just want to convert an HTML file into neatly formatted
ASCII text, try a text-based web browser.
Text-mode surfing may seem like a
last resort, but a text-based
browser is sometimes the perfect
tool. In this month’s Command Line,
you’ll learn about the no-GUI browsers
Lynx , Links , and w3m .
You can launch Lynx in a terminal or a
virtual console by typing lynx – if you
prefer, you can pass a URL or the
address of a local HTML file to the
browser when you launch it, e.g.: