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Linux Pocket Guide, 2nd Edition by Daniel J. Barrett

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lynx — stdin  stdout  - file  -- opt  --help  --version

Synopsis

lynx [options] [URL]

Lynx is a stripped-down, text-only web browser. It doesn’t display pictures, play audio or video, or even respond to your mouse. But it’s incredibly useful when you just want a quick look at a page, or when the network is slow, or for downloading the HTML of a website. It’s particularly good for checking out a suspicious URL, since Lynx doesn’t run JavaScript and won’t even accept a cookie without asking you first.

$ lynx http://www.yahoo.com

All browsing is done by keyboard. Many pages will not look quite right, especially if they use tables or frames extensively, but usually you can find your way around a site.

Keystroke

Meaning

?

Get help.

k

List all keystrokes and their meanings.

^G

Cancel a command in progress.

q

Quit Lynx.

Enter

“Click” the current link, or finish the current form field.

Left arrow

Back to previous page.

Right arrow

Forward to next page, or “click” the current link.

g

Go to a URL (you’ll be prompted to enter it).

p

Save, print, or mail the current page.

Space bar

Scroll down.

b

Scroll up.

Down arrow

Go to the next link or form field.

Up arrow

Go to the previous link or form field.

^A

Go to top of page.

^E

Go to end of page.

m

Return to the main/home page.

/

Search for text on the page.

a

Bookmark the current page.

v

View your bookmark list.

r

Delete a bookmark.

=

Display properties of the current page ...

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