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modular web browser with vim like bindings

Uzbl follows the UNIX philosophy - "Write programs that do one thing and do it well. Write programs to work together. Write programs to handle text streams, because that is a universal interface." Uzbl comes in different flavors.

  • uzbl-core: main component meant for integration with other tools and scripts
  • uzbl-browser: a complete browser experience based on uzbl-core
  • uzbl-tabbed: wraps around uzbl-browser and multiplexes it

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv3Fchmmr18 April 2014
GPLv3orlaterjgay18 April 2014

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Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use socat (for socket communication) [*]
Required to use pango [*]
Required to use dmenu (vertical patch recommended) [*]
Required to use pygtk [*]
Required to use zenity [*]
Required to use libwebkit 1.1.15 or higher
Required to use pygobject [*]
Required to use bash [*]
Required to use libsoup 2.24 or higher (dep for webkit/gtk+)
Weak prerequisite git (for downloading)
Required to use python [*]
Required to use gtk 2.14 or higher
Required to build pkg-config (for Make/gcc)
Required to use xclip [*]

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 18 April 2014.


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