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Lynx is a cross platform, GPL licensed, text-mode web browser.

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How to check consistency of a generated web site using recursive HTML parsing

I have a FOSS project whose web site is generated by asciidoc and some custom scripts as an horde (thousands) of static files locally in the source files' repo, copied into another workspace and ...
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How Can I Change The Backgound Color in Lynx From `lynx.cfg`?

I am using this script, from another stack extange post. It allows me to force Lynx to use the proper terminal colors. The issue is that the backgound color is incorrect, and it is reading the 7th ...
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lynx - change Line Edit Style / lineedit_mode

What I want to know: What is the name of the variable name in /etc/lynx/lynx.cfg with the option Line Edit Style? I am trying to set it to Bash-like Bindings, but I can't find any documentation on ...
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How to sequentially open URLs in lynx?

from $ man lynx page: If more than one local file or remote URL is listed on the command line, Lynx will open only the last interactively. All of the names (local files and remote URLs) are ...
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What are Lynx CGI scripts?

In lynx.cfg, it contains: .h1 CGI scripts # These settings control Lynx's ability to execute various types of scripts. .h2 LOCAL_EXECUTION_LINKS_ALWAYS_ON .h2 LOCAL_EXECUTION_LINKS_ON_BUT_NOT_REMOTE #...
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Does Lynx have a view similar to Browser "Reader view"

Is there a Reader view for Lynx? to explain trying to find answers to the following questions: is there a Reader view (similar to Firefox: Reader View)? is it possible to create add-in or extension? ...
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Lynx browser access and braille

Hello fellow Stack Exchange users can you please help? Does anyone know if there is an ability to adapt webpages for the braille alphabet within the Lynx browser? This seems like the perfect web ...
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How to disable TLS certificate validation in lynx?

I need to access some webpage for which the TLS certificate is invalid, but lynx refuses to connect. Is there an option similar to curl -k for lynx? Here's config file as request .h1 Auxiliary ...
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DNS lookup from lynx failing to ncbi eutils using ISP DNS but ok with 8.8.8.8

I have several utilities that use the NCBI Eutils server via wget or lynx. Recently, lynx started failing with a DNS error, Looking up eutils.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov Making HTTPS connection to eutils.ncbi....
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Lynx cookies not being saved

If I'm not wrong, Lynx will save the cookies from a session on a file, the default is ~/.lynx_cookies. But, when I accept cookies in Lynx session with Always or Yes when prompted, the cookies doesn't ...
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How to open several local (HTML) documents in lynx?

I was planning to use lynx for reading all local HTML files in a folder: lynx ~/Documents/webpages/* I don't know how to move beyond the first document. Quitting with qq exits the program and returns ...
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How to get around 403 errors on websites with text-based browsers?

The issue seems to stem from a misconfigured web server and has affected some domains I've came across in lynx and w3m, but links can access at least in some instances. Can this be resolved on the ...
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Is it possible to multiple login on the same server with wget?

The aim is to enter different accounts at the same time. With lynx this is possible using files for each account with the -cfg=~/file argument. wget has a .wgetrc file that can be configured with: ...
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What is the difference between lynx and pandoc? [closed]

In this thread I was suggested to do an action with lynx or pandoc. To my understanding, both programs can output an all backend and solely or primarily textual webpage, in console, pretty much as ...
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Using vim as default text editor for lynx

I want to use vim as the text editor while opening a website using lynx. How do I do it? I see a switch present in lynx as -editor=EDITOR but giving -editor=vim makes no difference to lynx.
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Downloading file using command line tool in Linux VM which requires sign-in

Environment: Linux VM which I have access only through command line console. Goal: I need to download the file: https://download.nlm.nih.gov/umls/kss/2020AA/umls-2020AA-full.zip Unlike typical ...
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Lynx Ubuntu problem

I encountered a tiny problem - my teacher suggested using lynx -dump to get website in file but for some reason, it 'returns' the previous state of the website. And if I disable the -dump option then ...
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Turn off cookie prompts in Lynx

How can I turn off cookie prompts and disallow cookies in the Lynx browser? Here is my .lynxrc: ACCEPT_ALL_COOKIES:FALSE SET_COOKIES:FALSE
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How do you map the "shift + space bar" keystroke command in the Lynx browser?

I've been reading through documentation and sample configurations of the Lynx text-based browser to learn how to map a key to a command in Lynx. I learned that the space bar key can be used to page ...
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Extracting ALL links from soundcloud page using lynx browser

To extract urls from a site, it is usually enough to run: lynx -dump -listonly https://soundcloud.com/grubstakers > urls.txt But I get only the latest episodes, instead of the urls of all of them ...
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Console browser for Centos 8

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 ...
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Browse the internet from the command line

I know there are command-line web browsers like w3m lynx etc. But I am looking for a simpler tool to just print search queries. Somewhat like curl does, but more nicely formatted. Like if I run https:...
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lynx proxy authorization

A number of scripts on my system are relying on lynx which in turn can't pass through my proxy. More specifically, lynx successfully picks up the global proxy settings except the user id and password ...
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Does w3m support input type="file" form fields?

I am trying to figure out a simple way to submit a file stored on a distant Ubuntu server to an HTML form on the web. The form uses <input type="file"> field. This seems to be not supported by ...
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Allow invalid path lynx

I have installed lynx using brew on macOS. It runs decently after me enabling all cookies http://www.pc-freak.net/blog/how-to-permanently-enable-cookies-in-lynx-text-browser-disable-accept-cookies-...
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How to get lynx to recognize whitespace in filenames

I'm using a script to find a list of all .pdf files on a url. But lynx seems to have a problem with spaces in filenames. Here's the script: lynx --dump http://www.somesite/here/ | awk '/http/{print $...
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Text file being identified as binary

Background I've been using lynx for a couple of years to dump automatically (via cron), process (using awk, sed, and tr), then mail (bsd-mailx) the contents of a web page. It's been working pretty ...
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How to download a web page content to a text file exactly as the web page is?

I am trying to extract some info from a web page. Imagine you have a name given to you (Northcentral Siberia, Russia) and want to extract whole line containing this name from a web page. To handle ...
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What is the official website for the lynx, text based webbrowser?

The: http://lynx.isc.org/ is not loading. Is it the https://lynx.invisible-island.net/ what is the official for the "lynx", the text-based webbrowser?
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Install and configure dolibarr process for AWS? [closed]

Getting to know AWS -- it's interesting. Running 16.04 xenial on AWS and looking to install dolibarr. On 17.10, where I have a GUI, dolibarr installs fine. Few questions about running web servers/...
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Different output from lynx -dump when run as cron job

For a couple of years now I've been "scraping," using lynx -dump, content from a web page containing non-latin characters. I save the page content to a file, which I then modify via the agency of sed, ...
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Why `lynx --dump` is not working

When I do lynx --dump http://data.iana.org/TLD/tlds-alpha-by-domain.txt It outputs the content on this web page but when I do lynx --dump https://code.wireshark.org/review/gitweb?p=wireshark.git;a=...
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curl wget - How to ignore the HTML Tag and headers [duplicate]

How to get only the content for web page what I see in browser... I don't want the headers and any HTML tag.. exp- http://www.linfo.org/cat.html.. I want only the content.. Please help
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Getting WISPr tags from a FON authentication portal

I am doing some investigation around wifi captive portals development. I would like to capture the WiSPr XML tags from a FON authentication captive portal (my neighbours have that active, I have ...
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Lynx: "can't access start file" ... and quits

I tried using lynx (the text browser) and got the error: Can't access startfile: http://lynx.isc.org and then it quit (doh). So, the error message would seem to be incorrect because the problem is ...
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Use Lynx to download the source of the page I'm currently on

If I have a page open in Lynx, how can I download the source (HTML) of it?
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Lynx thinks all certificates are untrusted with my configuration file

I am trying to visit what I'm assuming is a valid ssl-certified page, https://google.com, but lynx always says SSL error:The certificate is NOT trusted. The certificate is...-Continue? (n) I haven't ...
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UTF-8 input in Lynx

In the web browser Lynx I have managed to make non-ASCII character display correctly with the setting CHARACTER_SET:UNICODE (UTF-8) in /etc/lynx-cur/lynx.cfg. I also tried ASSUME_CHARSET, it makes ...
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how to use lynx to "print" a web page? WYSIWYG

When I printed a page, as per the manual: Printing, Mailing, and Saving rendered files to disk. Rendered HTML documents, and plain text files, may be printed using the 'p' command while ...
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Lynx read urls from file and download links

I have 500 urls on my file. I need to extract all the links which appear on these urls. How to read file with Lynx and extract links within the file ? Sample of file.txt below, 1 link per row and ...
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Accessing Dropbox login page through lynx / elinks via ssh on aws

I'm trying to install Dropbox in an entirely text-based Linux environment, following the instructions available on Dropbox wiki, which states: Use a command-line browser (lynx) Navigate to the ...
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Lynx colors not applied

I have a lynx configuration file in ~/.lynx.cfg. To make lynx use it, I have in my environment $LYNX_CFG pointing at that file. Content: # Default COLOR:0:black:white # Hyperlinks COLOR:1:black:...
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Command line rebooting D-Link DWL-2100AP access point

I use Lynx web browser from remote SSH (so I have no GUI) to enter into the web interface of some router and access points. It works fine with some Ovislink and Buffalo models I have tested, but it ...
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How can I convert all the html files I get into text files after a wget command?

How can I convert all the html files I get into plain text files after a wget command? I'm thinking of using lynx to convert html files into ".txt" files, getting rid of tags. I have this snippet ...
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How to pipe html into lynx?

I am testing some ajax call from the console. I like get rid of the meta-information noise that is html markup and just read the content, hence I like to pipe it into a terminal browser, e.g. lynx. ...
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Prevent Lynx from using pdf viewer

I try to download a PDF file while browsing with lynx. Unfortunately, lynx tries to open that file immediately using a PDF viewer (evince) though I do not have an X server running. How can I prevent ...
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Change default web browser to lynx from terminal

I'm on Linux Mint Olivia. I just installed Lynx. How do I set Lynx as my browser, so when I open links from the terminal, they open in that terminal with Lynx?
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Get page in curl as text

Is there any option for curl that saves a page as text? I mean, in the same way a page can be saved in browser as Text Files. At least, Firefox has that option. I need it for a script, I simply ...
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Curl or Lynx: stripping Javascript possible?

I am doing corpus generation through curl or lynx of some web pages. I have written a program in bash to strip away the html code (e.g., when I do lynx -source myurl), but the problem is that some ...
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How to insert and delete new lines with LYNX?

I am editing a text field with lynx, how can I insert a new line before another line or delete a line? I tried hitting insert and all that stuff. I looked at the man pages and didn't find anything.
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