lynx - Text browser for terminals
lynx [options] [path or URL]
cursor-addressable, character-cell display devices
Displays HTML documents containing links to files residing on the local system, as well as files residing on
Access information on the Web or to build information systems intended primarily for local access.
load local file or remote URL specified at the command line.
underscores and dashes can be intermixed in option names
| arguments from stdin. allowing for very long command line that can be associated with the|
Avoids having sensitive information in the command line (which would be visible to other processes on most systems),
|use the bookmark page as the startfile. |
The default or command line startfile is still set for the Main screen command, and
will be used if the bookmark page is unavailable or blank.
| Default 10.
|case-sensitive string searching.
|Toggle center alignment in HTML TABLE.
|exit on left-arrow in startfile, and disable save to disk.
| for keystroke commands and related information
| read keystroke commands from the specified file. |
Accepts output from
-cmd_log . Ignores
information which the command-logging may have written.
# begin comment lines.
key the character value, in printable form.
Cursor and other special keys are given as names, e.g., "Down Arrow".
Printable 7-bit ASCII codes are given as-is, and hexadecimal values represent other 8-bit codes.
set name=value override values set in cfg .
| Color options
| Also as |
COLORTERM environment variable.
.lynxrc overridden by
| color-style information. default |
| force color mode off, overriding terminal capabilities and any -color flags, COLORTERM variable, and saved .lynxrc settings.
| cookie options
| file to use to read cookies. |
~/cookies for MS-DOS.
| toggles handling of Set-Cookie headers.
| toggles the use of curses "pad" feature which supports left/right scrolling of the display.
| separate incremental display stages with MessageSecs delay
|toggles forced core dumps on fatal errors. Turn this option off to ask lynx to force a core dump if a fatal error occurs.
|add DebugSecs delay after each progress-message
| X-windows display variable
| turn on optional traces. Logically OR the values to combine options:
| 1 SGML character parsing states
| 2 color-style
| 4 TRST (table layout)
| 8 config (lynx.cfg and .lynxrc contents)
|16 binary string copy/append, used in form data construction.
| toggles nested-tables logic
|enable local program execution (normally not configured).
-traversal output each page to a file.
-dump format output as with -traversal, but to stdout.
| starting count for
lnk#.dat files produced by -crawl.
| toggles _underline_ format in dumps.
| disable the link list feature in dumps.
| number of columns for formatting of dumps, default is 80.
| emit backspaces in output if |
-crawl'ing (like 'man' )
| inhibit wrapping of text in |
marks wrapped lines in interactive session.
| as dump but outputs HTML source instead of formatted text.
|request URL comment and BASE tag to text/html outputs for |
| force HREF-less |
<A elements to be closed as processed
| toggles compatibility with communication programs' scrollback keys
| HTTP access codes.
| include all versions of files in local directory listings.
| forces the first document to be interpreted as HTML.
| toggles forcing of the secure flag for SSL cookies.
| toggles Options Menu : key-based | form-based.
|toggles transmissions of From headers.
| ouptuts the MIME header along with its source.
|send a HEAD request for the mime headers.
| properly formatted data for a get form are read in from stdin and passed to the form. |
Input is terminated by a line that starts with
merge bracketed numbers and are numbered together with other links in the sequence of their occurrence in the document.
listonly only on
L)ist screens and listings generated by
-dump or from the
P)rint menu, but appear
separately at the end of those lists. .
| toggles |
--> as a terminator for comments.
| toggles inclusion of links for all images.
| set homepage separate from start page.
| set the default index file to the specified URL.
|toggles inclusion of ISMAP links when client-side MAPs are present.
| do justification of text.
| disable remote URLs
| enable local program execution from local files only
| toggles minimal versus valid comment parsing.
| toggles scanning of news articles for buried references, and converts them to news links. Not recommended because email addresses enclosed in angle brackets will be converted to false news links, and uuencoded messages can be trashed.
| number of articles in chunked news listings.
| maximum news articles in listings before chunking.
|disable Cc: prompts for self copies of mailings. Note that this does not disable any CCs which are incorporated within a mailto URL or form ACTION.
| disable local program execution. (DEFAULT)
|disable ftp access.
| disable transmissions of Referer headers for file URLs.
|disable mailing of error messages to document owners.
| may cause more immediate ractaion to window changes within an xterm.|
| number of links as well as form input fields
| number links.
| toggles display partial pages while loading.
|to render before repainting display with partial-display logic
| set authorization ID and password for a protected proxy server at startup.
|toggles handling of single-choice SELECT options via popup windows or as lists of radio buttons.
| properly formatted data for a post form are read in from stdin and passed to the form. Input is terminated by a line that starts with '---'.
| show HTML source preparsed and reformatted when used with -source or in source view.
| show HTML source view with lexical elements and tags in color.
|enable print functions. (default)
| toggles pseudo-ALTs for inlines with no ALT string.
|toggles default setting of 8-bit character translations or CJK mode for the startup character set.
|restricts access to URLs in the starting realm.
| flushes the cache on a proxy server (only the first document affected).
| apply restrictions for anonymous account, see also -restrictions.
| disable forced pauses for statusline messages.
| disable most print functions.
| prevents automatic redirection and prints a message with a link to the new URL.
| disable transmissions of Referer headers.
| disable reverse video-attribute.
| disable SOCKS proxy usage by a SOCKSified Lynx.