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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

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Janet Casey

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31 January 2001

Leaders and contributors

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

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Ruby (Ref)
Debian (Ref)
Python (Ref)

Software prerequisites

Required to buildncurses 5
Weak prerequisitelibpng (to run in graphics mode)
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)

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 13 April 2018.


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