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An event-driven, interactive console Web browser that supports HTTP and FTP, proper HTML table and frame rendering, color or monochrome displays, and background downloads. It features user friendly menus, fast loading pages, bookmarks, and multiple character sets. Unlike Lynx and w3m, Links can handle multiple downloads and user input simultaneously.


User reference manual available from


Download version 2.13 (stable)
released on 1 July 2016


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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey31 January 2001

Leaders and contributors

Cliff Cungington Contributor
Dakshinamurthy Karra Contributor
Unai Uribarri; also see AUTHORS file in the distribution Contributor
Uwe Hermann Contributor
Mikulas Patocka Maintainer
Arkadiusz Miskiewicz Contributor

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking E-mail
Bug Tracking E-mail
Bug Tracking E-mail
Bug Tracking E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to build GNU glibc >= 2.1.2
Weak prerequisite XFree86 (to dispaly under x86)
Weak prerequisite svgalib (tp displau under svgalib)
Weak prerequisite libpng (to run in graphics mode)
Weak prerequisite libjpeg (to display jpegs)
Required to build ncurses 5
Required to build gpm >= 1.14-16
Weak prerequisite TIFF library (to displays TIFFs)

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 15 October 2005.


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