www-browser


SYNOPSIS
       links2 [options] URL

DESCRIPTION
       links2  is  a  text mode WWW browser with ncurses interface, supporting
       colors, correct table rendering, background  downloading,  menu  driven
       configuration interface and slim code.

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

       links2 can handle local (file://) or remote (http:// or ftp://) URLs.

OPTIONS
       Most  options  can be set in the user interface or config file, so usu-
       ally you do not need to care about them.


       -help  Print a help screen


       -version
              Prints the links version number and exit.


       -lookup <hostname>
              Does name lookup, like command "host".


       -g     Run Links2 in graphics mode. If not given, Links2  will  run  in
              text  mode.   Running  in  graphics  mode means that Links2 will
              probe all compiled-in graphics devices  and  run  on  the  first
              found. If none found, links2 will not run in graphics mode. This
              option works only if --enable-graphics was given to ./configure.


       -no-g  Run in text mode (overrides previous -g).


       -driver <driver name>
              Graphics driver to use. Drivers are: x, svgalib,  fb,  directfb,
              pmshell,  atheos.   List of drivers will be shown if you give it
              an unknown driver.  Available drivers depend on  your  operating
              system and available libraries.


       -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.



       -dump <url>
              Write formatted document to stdout.


       -width <number>
              For  dump,  document will be formatted to this screen width (but
              it can still exceed it if lines can't be broken).


       -codepage <codepage>
              For dump, convert output to specified character set -- for exam-
              ple iso-8859-2, windows-1250.


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


       -no-connect
              Runs links2 as a separate instance - instead  of  connecting  to
              existing instance.


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


       -language <language>
              Set user interface language.


       -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>
              Asynchronous DNS resolver on(1)/off(0).


       -download-utime <0>/<1>
              Set time of downloaded files to last modification time  reported
              by server.


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


       -memory-cache-size <bytes>
              Cache memory in bytes.  (default: 1048576)


       -image-cache-size <bytes>
              Cache memory in bytes.  (default: 1048576)


       -font-cache-size <bytes>
              Cache memory in bytes.  (default: 2097152)


       -aggressive-cache <0>/<1>
              Always  cache everything regardless of server's caching recomen-
              dations.  Many servers deny caching even if their content is not
              changing just to get more hits and more money from ads.


       -address-preference <0>/<1>/<2>/<3>/<4>
              (default  0) 0 - use system default.  1 - prefer IPv4.  2 - pre-
              fer IPv6.  3 - use only IPv4.  4 - use only IPv6.


       -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)


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


       -socks-proxy <user@host:port>
              Userid, host and port of Socks4a, or blank.  (default: blank)


              buggy servers that claim to be HTTP/1.1 compliant but  are  not)
              "0" enables using both HTTP/1.0 and HTTP/1.1.


       -http-bugs.allow-blacklist <0>/<1>
              (default 1) "1" defaults to using list of servers that have bro-
              ken HTTP/1.1 support.  When links2 finds such  server,  it  will
              retry the request with HTTP/1.0.


       -http-bugs.bug-302-redirect <0>/<1>
              (default  1)  Process 302 redirect in a way that is incompatible
              with RFC1945 and RFC2068, but the same  as  Netscape  and  MSIE.
              Many pages depend on it.


       -http-bugs.bug-post-no-keepalive <0>/<1>
              (default  0)  No  keepalive  connection after post requests. For
              some buggy servers.


       -http-bugs.bug-no-accept-charset <0>/<1>
              (default 0) Do not send Accept-Charset  field  of  HTTP  header.
              Because it is too long some servers will deny the request. Other
              servers will convert content to plain ascii when  Accept-Charset
              is missing.


       -http-bugs.no-compression <0>/<1>
              (default  0) "1" causes that links won't advertise HTTP compres-
              sion support (but it will still accept compressed data). Use  it
              when  you  communicate  with  server that has broken compression
              support.


       -http-bugs.retry-internal-errors <0>/<1>
              (default 0) Retry on internal server errors (50x).


       -http.do-not-track <0>/<1>
              (default 0) Send do not track request in the HTTP header.


       -http.referer <0>/<1>/<2>/<3>/<4>
              (default 0) 0 - do not send referer.  1 - send the requested URL
              as referer.  2 - send fake referer.  3 - send real referer.  4 -
              send real referer only to the same server.


       -http.fake-referer <string>
              Fake referer value.


       -http.fake-user-agent <string>
              Use ftp PASV command to bypass firewalls.


       -ftp.use-erpt-epsv <0>/<1>
              Use EPRT and EPSV commands instead of PORT and PASV.


       -ftp.fast <0>/<1>
              Send more ftp  commands  simultaneously.  Faster  response  when
              browsing  ftp  directories,  but it is incompatible with RFC and
              some servers don't like it.


       -ftp.set-iptos <0>/<1>
              Set IP Type-of-service to high throughput on ftp connections.


       -smb.allow-hyperlinks-to-smb <0>/<1>
              Allow hyperlinks to SMB protocol.  Disabling this improves secu-
              rity, because internet sites cannot exploit possible bugs in the
              SMB client.


       -menu-font-size <size>
              Size of font in menu.


       -menu-background-color 0xRRGGBB
              Set menu background color in graphics mode. RRGGBB are hex.


       -menu-foreground-color 0xRRGGBB
              Set menu foreground color in graphics mode. RRGGBB are hex.


       -scroll-bar-area-color 0xRRGGBB
              Set color of scroll bar area. RRGGBB are hex.


       -scroll-bar-bar-color 0xRRGGBB
              Set color of scroll bar. RRGGBB are hex.


       -scroll-bar-frame-color 0xRRGGBB
              Set color of scroll bar frame. RRGGBB are hex.


       -bookmarks-file <file>
              File to store bookmarks.


       -bookmarks-codepage <codepage>
              Character set of bookmarks file.


       -display-blue-gamma <fp-value>
              Blue gamma of display. (default 2.2)


       -user-gamma <fp-value>
              Additional gamma. (default 1)


       -bfu-aspect <fp-value>
              Display aspect ration.


       -aspect-on <0>/<1>
              Enable aspect ratio correction.


       -dither-letters <0>/<1>
              Do letter dithering.


       -dither-images <0>/<1>
              Do image dithering.


       -display-optimize <0>/<1>/<2>
              Optimize for CRT (0), LCD RGB (1), LCD BGR (2).


       -gamma-correction <0>/<1>/<2>
              Type of gamma correction: (default 2) 0 -  8-bit  (fast).   1  -
              16-bit  (slow).   2 - automatically detect according to speed of
              FPU.


       -overwrite-instead-of-scroll <0>/<1>
              Overwrite the screen instead of scrolling it (valid for  svgalib
              and framebuffer).  Overwriting may or may not be faster, depend-
              ing on hardware.


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


       -html-hard-assume <0>/<1>
              Use  always character set from "-html-assume-codepage" no matter
              what server sent.


       -html-tables <0>/<1>
              Render tables. (0) causes tables being rendered like in lynx.


       -html-display-images <0>/<1>
              Display images in graphics mode.


       -html-image-scale <percent>
              Scale images in graphics mode.


       -html-bare-image-autoscale <0>/<1>
              Autoscale images displayed in full screen.


       -html-numbered-links <0>/<1>
              Number links in text mode. Allow quick link selection by  typing
              link number and enter.


       -html-table-order <0>/<1>
              In text mode, walk through table by rows (0) or columns (1).


       -html-auto-refresh <0>/<1>
              Process  refresh to other page (1), or display link to that page
              (0).


       -html-target-in-new-window <0>/<1>
              Allow opening new windows from html.


       -html-margin <number of spaces>
              Margin in text mode.


       -html-user-font-size <size>
              Size of font on pages in graphics mode.


       -html-t-text-color <0>-<15>
              Text color in text mode.


       -html-t-link-color <0>-<15>
              Link color in text mode.


       -html-t-background-color <0>-<7>
              Background color in text mode.


       -html-t-ignore-document-color <0>/<1>
              Ignore colors specified in html document in text mode.


       -html-g-ignore-document-color <0>/<1>
              Ignore colors specified in html document in graphics mode.


       More options can be seen with links2 -h


NAVIGATION KEYS
       The keys you may use while navigating are

       ESC    menu/escape

       F9     menu

       F10    file menu

       TAB    next frame

       PGDN   page down

       Space  page down

       PGUP   page up

       b      page up

       CursorDOWN
              next link/down

       CursorUP
              prev link/up

       INS    scroll up

       ^P     scroll up

       DEL    scroll down

       ^N     scroll down

       [      scroll left

       ]      scroll right

       HOME   home

       END    end of page

       CursorRIGHT
              enter link/press button

       ENTER  enter link/press button


       f      zoom actual frame

       ^R     reload page

       g      go to URL

       G      edit the current URL and goto the result

       ^G     edit the current link and goto the result

       s      bookmark manager

       q      quit, close window if more windows are open

       Q      quit without asking

       =      document information

       \      toggle HTML source/rendered view


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

       CursorRIGHT
              move right

       CursorLEFT
              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 (text mode only)

       ^B     copy to clipboard

       ^INS   copy to clipboard

       ^V     paste from clipboard (text mode only)

       ENTER  enter line

       BACKSPACE
              delete back character

       ^H     delete back character




FILES
       ~/.links2/links.cfg
              Per-user configfile, automatically created by links2.

PLATFORMS
       links2 is known to work on Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, IRIX,  HPUX,
       Digital Unix, AIX, OS/2, BeOS and Win32.

BUGS
       Can't connect to some FTP servers (Novell, NT). Connection stays
       in "Request sent" state.

       Frames don't work if there's more frames with  same  name.  Turn
       them off in such case.

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

       You shouldn't press '^Z' when you are in a viewer

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


LICENSE
       links2 is free software; you can redistribute it  and/or  modify
       it  under  the  terms  of the GNU General Public License as pub-
       lished by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of  the
       License, or (at your option) any later version.


AUTHOR
       links2  was  written  by Mikulas Patocka, Karel 'Clock' Kulhavy,
       Petr 'Brain'  Kulhavy,  and  Martin  'PerM'  Pergel.   See  file
       AUTHORS for a list of people contributing to this project.

       The  homepage  of  links2  can  be  found  at  http://atrey.kar-
       lin.mff.cuni.cz/~clock/twibright/links

       This manual page was written by Peter  Gervai  <grin@tolna.net>,
       using  excerpts  from a (yet?) unknown links2 fan for the Debian
       GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others). Updated  by  Karel
       Kulhavy.


SEE ALSO
       lynx(1), w3m(1)



                                   Aug, 2006                         LINKS2(1)
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