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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 2.14 (stable)
released on 3 November 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

AudienceResource typeURI

Software prerequisites

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

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


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