ELinks – feature-rich text mode web browser

ELinks is an advanced and well-established feature-rich text mode web (HTTP/FTP/..) browser. ELinks can render both frames and tables, it is highly customizable and can be extended via Lua or Guile scripts.

Initially, ELinks was a development version of Links (Lynx-like text web browser), with more liberal features policy and development style. Its purpose was to provide an alternative to Links, and to test and tune various new features, but still provide good rock-solid releases inside stable branches.

ELinks, on the contrary, aims to provide a full-featured web browser, superior to both Lynx and w3m and with the power (but not slowness and memory usage) of Firefox, Konqueror and similar browsers.

Features include:

  • Support for lots of protocols (local files, finger, http, https, ftp, smb, ipv4, ipv6).
  • Compressed and background (non-blocking) downloads, and download resuming.
  • Authentication (HTTP authentication, Proxy authentication).
  • Persistent cookies.
  • Cute menus and dialogs.
  • Tabbed browsing.
  • Good looking menus and dialogs, and key-binding manager.
  • HTML tables and HTML frames.
  • History browsing and typeahead searches.
  • Forms history and completion, and history in commonly used input dialogs.
  • Support for browser scripting (Perl, Ruby, Lua, Guile).
  • Colors.
  • Support for Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
  • Some support for ECMAScript.
  • Background (non-blocking) downloads.
  • Editing of text boxes in an external text editor.
  • Mouse support.
  • Internationalized domain names.

Website: www.elinks.cz
Support: Development
Developer: Petr Baudis, Jonas Fonseca
License: GNU GPL v2


ELinks is written in C. Learn C with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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