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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.


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License:GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey31 January 2001

Leaders and contributors

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

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI

Software prerequisites

Required to buildgpm >= 1.14-16
Weak prerequisitelibjpeg (to display jpegs)
Required to buildGNU glibc >= 2.1.2
Weak prerequisiteTIFF library (to displays TIFFs)
Weak prerequisiteXFree86 (to dispaly under x86)
Weak prerequisitesvgalib (tp displau under svgalib)
Required to buildncurses 5
Weak prerequisitelibpng (to run in graphics mode)

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 1 March 2017.


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