What console browser work under Centos 8? I tried to install them all but

sudo yum -y install lynx w3m links  elinks links2 netrik

No match for argument: lynx
No match for argument: w3m
No match for argument: links
No match for argument: elinks
No match for argument: links2
No match for argument: netrik
Error: Unable to find a match
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    It seems they are not available (Your command gives the same results for me and yum search with the individual entries does not output anything interesting either). Hence, it would seem that it is necessary to go for third-party repositories or compile your favourite console browser from source.
    – linux-fan
    Nov 9, 2019 at 16:51
  • fwiw, EPEL supposedly provides the packages from Fedora, but it appears to have only about a quarter of those. The Fedora package might work (with the caveat that using Centos/Redhat-Enterprise puts you back in time a year or two on library dependencies). Nov 9, 2019 at 19:46

3 Answers 3


Try this:

sudo yum --enablerepo=powertools install elinks

The command is case-sensitive as specified by @Hasanuzzaman Sattar (--enablerepo=Powertools won't work)

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    Welcome, Already posted as answer.
    – GAD3R
    Dec 31, 2019 at 10:36
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    sudo yum --enablerepo=powertools install elinks, this command is case sensitive Mar 31, 2022 at 7:13

The selected answer no longer works as of Feb 2021. Apparently, the "PowerTools" or "powertools" name is trademarked and contested.

To install lynx on RHEL8, you can use:

# sudo subscription-manager repos --enable codeready-builder-for-rhel-8-x86_64-rpms


# sudo yum install lynx


# lynx -version
Lynx Version 2.8.9rel.1 (08 Jul 2018)
  • Lynx version 2.8.7 supported on centos8?
    – vijay v
    Mar 9, 2021 at 6:29
  • This also works for elinks! Dec 23, 2021 at 6:55
  • sudo subscription-manager repos --enable codeready-builder-for-rhel-8-x86_64-rpms doesn't work for me. I use CentOS 8 Streams.
    – supmethods
    May 15, 2022 at 4:31

At least elinks, links and lynx can be installed when PowerTools repository is enabled.

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