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LINKS(1)                                                              LINKS(1)



NAME
       links - lynx-like alternative character mode WWW browser

SYNOPSIS
       links [options] URL

DESCRIPTION
       links  is  a  text  mode WWW browser with ncurses interface, supporting
       colors, correct table rendering, background  downloading,  menu(3x,n,n tk_menuSetFocus)  driven
       configuration interface and slim code.

       Frames  are  supported.  You can have different file(1,n) formats associated
       with external viewers. mailto: and telnet: are supported  via  external
       clients.

       links can handle local (file://) or remote (http:// or ftp://) URLs.



OPTIONS
       Most  options  can be set(7,n,1 builtins) in(1,8) the user interface or config(1,5) file(1,n), so usu-
       ally you do not need to care about them.


       -g     Run Links in(1,8) graphics mode. If not given, Links will run in(1,8) text
              mode.   Running in(1,8) graphics mode means that Links will probe all
              compiled-in graphics devices and run on the first found. If none
              found,  links  will not run in(1,8) text mode. This option works only
              if(3,n) --enable-graphics was given to ./configure.


       -mode <parameter>
              Pass a parameter to the graphics driver.  On  SVGAlib,  this  is
              widthxheightxdepth,  (where  depth  is 16, 256, 32K, 64K, 16M or
              16M32) and defines the graphics mode, on X the format is widthx-
              height and defines the window size.


       -async-dns <0>/<1>
              Asynchronous DNS resolver(3,5) on(1)/off(0).


       -max-connections <max>
              Maximum number of concurrent connections.  (default: 10)


       -max-connections-to-host <max>
              Maximum  number  of  concurrent  connection  to  a  given  host.
              (default: 2)


       -retries <retry>
              Number of retries.  (default: 3)


       -receive-timeout <sec>
              Timeout on receive.  (default: 120)


       -unrestartable-receive-timeout <sec>
              Timeout on non restartable connections.  (default: 600)


       -format-cache-size <num>
              Number of formatted document pages cached.  (default: 5)


       -memory-cache-size <Kbytes>
              Cache memory in(1,8) Kilobytes.  (default: 1024)


       -http-proxy <host:port>
              Host and port number of the HTTP  proxy,  or  blank.   (default:
              blank)


       -ftp-proxy <host:port>
              Host  and  port  number  of  the FTP proxy, or blank.  (default:
              blank)


       -download-dir <path>
              Default download directory.  (default: actual dir)


       -assume-codepage <codepage>
              Use the given codepage when the  webpage  did  not  specify  its
              codepage. (default: ISO 8859-1)


       -anonymous
              Restrict  links  so that it can run on an anonymous account.  No
              local file(1,n) browsing.  No  downloads.  Executing  of  viewers  is
              allowed, but user can't add or modify entries in(1,8) association ta-
              ble.


       -no-connect
              Runs links as a separate instance -  instead  of  connecting  to
              existing instance.


       -version
              Prints the links version(1,3,5) number and exit.


       -help  Printf a help screen


       More options can be seen with links -h


NAVIGATION KEYS
       The keys you may use while navigating are

       PGDN   page down

       Space  page down

       PGUP   page up

       b      page up

       B      page up

       CursorDOWN
              next link(1,2)/down (text mode), scroll down (graphics mode)

       CursorUP
              prev link(1,2)/up (text mode), up (graphics mode)

       ^INS   copy to clipboard

       ^C     copy to clipboard (OS/2 only)

       INS    scroll up (text mode only)

       ^P     scroll up

       DEL    scroll down

       ^N     scroll down

       [      scroll left

       ]      scroll right

       HOME   home

       END    end of page

       CursorRIGHT
              enter  link(1,2)/press  button  (text  mode),  scroll right (graphics
              mode)

       ENTER  enter link(1,2)/press button

       CursorLEFT
              go back (text mode), scroll left (graphics mode)

       d      download link(1,2) (text mode only)

       D      download link(1,2) (text mode only)

       /      search in(1,8) the page

       ?      search back in(1,8) the page

       n      find next match

       N      find next match backwards

       f      zoom actual frame

       F      zoom actual frame

       ^R     reload page

       g      go to URL

       G      edit the current URL and goto the result

       s      bookmark manager

       S      bookmark manager

       q      quit, close(2,7,n) window if(3,n) more windows are open(2,3,n)

       Q      quit, close(2,7,n) window if(3,n) more windows are open(2,3,n)

       =      document informations

       \      toggle HTML source/rendered view

       TAB    next frame (text mode only)

       ESC    menu(3x,n,n tk_menuSetFocus)/escape

       F9     menu(3x,n,n tk_menuSetFocus)

       F10    file(1,n) menu(3x,n,n tk_menuSetFocus)


EDITING KEYS
       The following keys can be used while editing a line/jumping to a URL:

       CursorRIGHT
              move(3x,7,3x curs_move) right

       CursorLEFT
              move(3x,7,3x curs_move) left

       HOME   jump at the beginning

       ^A     jump at the beginning

       END    jump at the end

       ^E     jump at the end

       ^X     cut to clipboard

       ^V     paste from clipboard

       ENTER  enter line

       BACKSPACE
              delete back character

       ^H     delete back character

       DEL    delete character

       ^D     delete character

       ^U     delete from beginning of the line

       ^K     delete to the end of the line or delete line (in(1,8) textarea)

       ^W     auto(5,8) complete line






FILES
       ~/.links/links.cfg
              Per-user configfile, automatically created by links.

PLATFORMS
       links is known to work on Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris,  IRIX,  HPUX,
       Digital Unix, AIX, OS/2 and BeOS.  Port for Win32 is in(1,8) state of
       beta testing.

BUGS
       You can't upload large files; it takes _lots_ of memory.

       Please report any other bugs you find to Mikulas Patocka  <miku-
       las@artax.karlin.mff.cuni.cz>


LICENSE
       links is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
       under the terms of the GNU General Public License  as  published
       by  the  Free  Software  Foundation;  either  version(1,3,5)  2  of the
       License, or (at your option) any later version.


AUTHOR
       links was written by Mikulas  Patocka,  Karel  'Clock'  Kulhavy,
       Petr  'Brain'  Kulhavy,  and  Martin  'PerM'  Pergel.   See file(1,n)
       AUTHORS for a list of people contributing to this project.

       The  homepage  of  links  can  be  found  at   http://atrey.kar-
       lin.mff.cuni.cz/~clock(3,n)/twibright/links

       This  manual  page was written by Peter Gervai <grin@tolna.net>,
       using excerpts from a (yet?) unknown links fan  for  the  Debian
       GNU/Linux  system  (but may be used by others). Updated by Karel
       Kulhavy.


SEE ALSO
       lynx(1), w3m(1)



                                   Dec, 2000                          LINKS(1)

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