Lynx The Text Browser
lynx : opens the lynx program
lynx URL : (Use this command to open Lynx and go directly to the URL of your choice rather than to the default URL set up by your system administrator).
lynx -d URL : opens the URL and "dumps" the output onto your screen
lynx -d http://www.slashdot.org > slashdot.txt
basic lynx commands
URL : Use this command to go to a site once you are already in Lynx
\ : view the HTML source code for a page
u : view details about current page: owner, URL, size, etc...
a : create a bookmark (followed by d for the current page, l for a link)
v : view your bookmark list
r : remove bookmark from list
/ : enter a search string
n : search for next occurence of search string
q : quit Lynx
? : access online help
ctrl-r : refresh (can also use ctrl-l)
o : options (set to advanced to see URL)
The lynx.cfg file resides in different places on different distributions, on Red Hat/Fedora it is in the /etc directory (although you should edit the /etc/lynx-site.cfg rather or your settings will be overwritten if you upgrade), on Slackware, the file is in the /usr/lib/lynx/ directory.
Here are the colors I prefer:
COLOR:0:white:black COLOR:1:yellow:black COLOR:2:brightcyan:black COLOR:3:brightblue:black COLOR:4:white:black COLOR:5:brightgreen:black COLOR:6:white:blue COLOR:7:white:red
default startup page : There are a couple of places you can set the default page that Lynx opens. The
lynx.cfg file (see above), and my preferred place (as it only affects me and not any other users), the
~/.profile file, eg: