What is Links?
Submitting patches / bug reports
What is Links?
Links is a text-based browser with support for HTML tables and frames.
[Cropped screenshot of this page (PNG/8k).]
- a light and stable alternative to the big GUI browsers;
- a colour terminal (X11/GUI or console);
- lightning-fast loading and rendering of pages;
- bookmarks, rebindable keys, multi-language support, multiple character sets;
- background downloads (with multiple simultaneous connections);
- support for FTP (not passive FTP) and LOCALFILE protocols, HTTP and FTP proxies;
- SSL support since version 0.94.
Links (written and maintained by Mikulas Patocka) is free software released
under the GNU General Public License
In addition to the original, stable Links browser by Mikulas, there are a few
variants being developed.
- ELinks: Based on Links 0.96,
Elinks is maintained by Petr Baudis. For
information about releases and additional features, visit http://elinks.or.cz/. Unlike Links,
ELinks is being actively developed.
- Links(2): Derived from Links-0.92, and the experimental
wb0 graphics browser,
Links (version 2) provides a fast graphics browser that runs
both on X11 and the Linux console framebuffer. For more information and downloads, visit
the Twibright Labs Links' homepage.
- Links-hacked: Sergey Karpov has merged some ELinks
features into Links2. Visit the
Project for more information.
The latest Links release is version 0.98; pre-releases of version 0.99 are also available.
Patches and contributions should be submitted to the Links mailing list.
For the most recent version of Links, bug reports should be sent to the list.
For older versions of Links, check the ChangeLog for fixes before
submitting a report.
Screenshots of Links (in JPEG and PNG formats) are available at the
A web-based HTML manual is available for the earlier 0.8x versions
of Links. This can be browsed from Links's Help -> User's manual menu or directly from here.
Alternatively, you can download the full manual in the following compressed archive formats:
Tue May 13 04:54:05 PDT 2003
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