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Enhanced version of the 'links' text browser

ELinks is an enhanced version of Links, a Lynx-like text Web browser with support for tables, frames, background downloads, SSL etc. It has a menu-fashioned user interface and is smaller and more lightweight than Lynx. ELinks adds many valuable features, like HTTP and proxy authentication, reasonable cookies support, Lua scripting, downloads resuming, very high configurability and more. ELinks has built-in support for HTTP, FTP, finger and local files; users can define their own external handlers for any other protocols.



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Kelly Hopkins

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24 August 2009

Leaders and contributors

Jonas Fonseca Maintainer
See the AUTHORS file in the distribution or for a complete list Contributor

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug TrackingBug Trackinghttp://bugzilla.elinks.cz

Software prerequisites

Weak prerequisiteLua
Weak prerequisitePython
Weak prerequisiteGNU TLS (for handling HTTPS browsing)
Weak prerequisiteRuby (makes it possible to write plugins)
Weak prerequisitezlib (for handling compressed documents both locally or from server)
Weak prerequisiteGPM (for mouse support)
Weak prerequisiteOpenSSL
Weak prerequisitePerl
Weak prerequisiteexpat (needed for XBEL bookmarksupport)
Weak prerequisiteX11 (for setting x terminal emulator title)
Weak prerequisitebzlib (for handling local compressed documents)
Weak prerequisiteSpiderMonkey (ECMAScript support)
Weak prerequisiteGuile


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