www-browser

       links [options] URL

DESCRIPTION
       links  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.

       links 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".

       -force-html
              Treat files with unknown type as html rather than text.  (can be
              toggled with '\' key)

       -source <url>
              Write unformatted data stream to stdout.

       -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 links as a separate instance -  instead  of  connecting  to
              existing instance.

       -download-dir <path>
       -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)

       -bind-address <ip address>
              Use a specific local IP address.

       -bind-address-ipv6 <ipv6 address>
              Use a specific local IPv6 address.

       -no-libevent
              Don't use libevent library.

       -no-openmp
              Don't use OpenMP.

       -async-dns <0>/<1>
              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>
              tor exit node.  (default: blank)

       -only-proxies <0>/<1>
              "1" causes that Links won't initiate any  non-proxy  connection.
              It is useful for anonymization with tor or similar networks.

       -ssl.certificates <0>/<1>/<2>
              (default 1) 0 - ignore invalid certificate.  1 - warn on invalid
              certificate.  2 - reject invalid certificate.

       -ssl.client-cert-key <filename>
              Name of the PEM encoded file  with  the  user  private  key  for
              client certificate authentication.

       -ssl.client-cert-crt <filename>
              Name  of  the  PEM  encoded  file  with the user certificate for
              client certificate authentication.

       -ssl.client-cert-password <text>
              Password for the user private key.

       -http-bugs.http10 <0>/<1>
              (default 0) "1" forces using only HTTP/1.0 protocol. (useful for
              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  links 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.fake-referer <string>
              Fake referer value.

       -http.fake-user-agent <string>
              Fake user agent value.

       -http.extra-header <string>
              Extra string added to HTTP header.

       -ftp.anonymous-password <string>
              Password for anonymous ftp access.

       -ftp.use-passive <0>/<1>
              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.

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

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

       -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-frames <0>/<1>
              Render frames. (0) causes frames  rendered like in lynx.

       -html-break-long-lines <0>/<1>
              Break long lines in <pre> sections.

       -html-images <0>/<1>
              Display links to unnamed images as [IMG]

       -html-image-names <0>/<1>
              Display filename of an image instead of [IMG].

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

       -html-image-scale <percent>
              Scale images in graphics mode.
              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-text-color 0xRRGGBB
              Text color in graphics mode.

       -html-g-link-color 0xRRGGBB
              Link color in graphics mode.

       -html-g-background-color 0xRRGGBB
              Background color in graphics mode.

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

       More options can be seen with links -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

       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

       CursorLEFT
              go back

       d      download link

       /      search in the page

       ?      search back in the page

       n      find next match

       N      find next match backwards

       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:

       ^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

       DEL    delete character

       ^D     delete character

       ^U     delete from beginning of the line

       ^K     delete to the end of the line

       ^W     auto complete line

FILES
       ~/.links2/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, 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
       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  2  of  the License, or (at your
       option) any later version.

SEE ALSO
       lynx(1), w3m(1)

                                   Aug, 2006                          LINKS(1)
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