2/3/12
3:50 pm

Forum Question: Where Is the Text Only Web Browser Called “Links”?

Sometimes I dabble in learning neat things to do using Terminal. There have been a number of times I have seen articles on the web mention a text web browser called “Links”. Every time I try to run this I get “command not found”. Does Links come with Lion or is there somewhere I can go to install it?
Thanks!
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Tom Abbott

Comments: One Response to “Where Is the Text Only Web Browser Called “Links”?”

    2/3/12 @ 5:07 pm

    If you mean a text-based web browser that would run in the Terminal, then you mean “Lynx.”
    It was one of the first web browsers (THE first?) before the first graphics browser appeared. I actually remember using it to browse a system of documents (pre-Web) in college. I think it dates back to the 80s.
    You don’t have Lynx installed in OS X, but it does work if you install it. Here’s an article if you really want to go through the steps: http://osxdaily.com/2011/07/26/get-lynx-for-mac-os-x-10-7-lion/

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