Lynx web browser

Trying out new BBCode features? Use this forum!
Posts in this forum are subject to deletion without prior notice.

Moderator: Moderators

Post Reply
User avatar
Bregalad
Posts: 7793
Joined: Fri Nov 12, 2004 2:49 pm
Location: Chexbres, VD, Switzerland

Lynx web browser

Post by Bregalad » Fri Jun 10, 2016 3:28 am

Hello guys! Just trying to post a message from Lynx, a command line only web browser for GNU/Linux.

The concept is extremely cool, however unfortunately not su much user-intuitive.

User avatar
thefox
Posts: 3141
Joined: Mon Jan 03, 2005 10:36 am
Location: Tampere, Finland
Contact:

Re: Lynx web browser

Post by thefox » Fri Jun 10, 2016 3:41 am

Try Links.
Download STREEMERZ for NES from fauxgame.com! — Some other stuff I've done: fo.aspekt.fi

User avatar
rainwarrior
Posts: 7717
Joined: Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:03 pm
Location: Canada
Contact:

Re: Lynx web browser

Post by rainwarrior » Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:20 am

I like Lynx. It has a Windows version too.

I don't use it very often, mostly just to verify that webpages I'm working on are structured properly and readable as just text.

User avatar
Bregalad
Posts: 7793
Joined: Fri Nov 12, 2004 2:49 pm
Location: Chexbres, VD, Switzerland

Re: Lynx web browser

Post by Bregalad » Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:44 am

thefox wrote:Try Links.
I'm trying links right now. It's true the interface is much better, but somehow it lacks colours. I guess I have to try the option.

User avatar
Memblers
Site Admin
Posts: 3786
Joined: Mon Sep 20, 2004 6:04 am
Location: Indianapolis
Contact:

Re: Lynx web browser

Post by Memblers » Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:28 pm

Wow, that's interesting that the forum can be used with Lynx. Last time I used that browser must have been, maybe 22 years ago? It was the only option I had at the time, I remember the other one was Cello but running that on my old 386 PC meant every page I opened took like 5 minutes to load or respond to anything (I'm pretty sure I had less than the required amount of RAM).

User avatar
Bregalad
Posts: 7793
Joined: Fri Nov 12, 2004 2:49 pm
Location: Chexbres, VD, Switzerland

Re: Lynx web browser

Post by Bregalad » Sun Jun 12, 2016 11:05 am

Isn't there a command-line utility that show pictures using an automatic picture to ASCII art converter tool ?
And that in a web browser would be amazing.

lidnariq
Posts: 9018
Joined: Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:12 am
Location: Seattle

Re: Lynx web browser

Post by lidnariq » Sun Jun 12, 2016 11:10 am

aaview will display pictures using ASCII art. It doesn't work very well.

cacaview works better, but that's really not saying much.

OutOhMat is the best I've ever seen, in this vein. Temporal dithering really helps.

Personally, I thought w3m-img was the most impressive thing. (It kleverly draws over the X11 terminal containing w3m to display the images)

Post Reply