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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for elinks (redhat section 1)

ELINKS(1)			     General Commands Manual				ELINKS(1)

NAME
       elinks - lynx-like alternative character mode WWW browser

SYNOPSIS
       elinks [options] URL

DESCRIPTION
       ELinks  is a text mode WWW browser, 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  view-
       ers. mailto: and telnet: are supported via external clients.

       ELinks  can  handle local (file://) or remote (http://, ftp:// or https:// if there's com-
       piled-in SSL support) URLs. It has also basic support for finger:.

OPTIONS
       Most options can be set in the user interface or config file, so usually you do	not  need
       to  care about them. Note that this list is by no means complete and it is not kept up-to-
       date. To get complete list of commandline options, start ELinks with parameter --help.

       -anonymous <0>/<1>
	      Restrict ELinks so that it can run on an anonymous account.  No local  file  brows-
	      ing.  No	downloads.  Executing of viewers is allowed, but user can't add or modify
	      entries in association table.

       -auto-submit <0>/<1>
	      Go and submit the first form you'll stumble upon.

       -base-session <number>
	      ID of session (ELinks instance) which we want to clone.  This  is  internal  ELinks
	      option, you don't want to use it.

       -dump  Write a plain-text version of the given HTML document to stdout.

       -dump-charset <charset>
	      Codepage used in dump output.

       -dump-width <width>
	      Width of the dump output.

       -eval <string>
	      Specify	elinks.conf  config  options  on  the  command-line:  -eval  'set  proto-
	      col.file.allow_special_files = 1'

       -? -h -help
	      Print usage help and exit.

       -lookup <hostname>
	      Make lookup for specified host.

       -no-connect <0>/<1>
	      Run ELinks as a separate instance - instead of  connecting  to  existing	instance.
	      Note that normally no runtime state files (I mean bookmarks, history and so on) are
	      written to the disk with this option on - see also -touch-files.

       -no-home <0>/<1>
	      Don't attempt to create and/or use home rc directory (~/.elinks).

       -session-ring <number>
	      ID of session ring this ELinks should connect to. The  ELinks  works  in	so-called
	      session  rings,  where  all  instances  of ELinks are interconnected and share same
	      state (cache, bookmarks, cookies and so on). By default, all ELinks instances  con-
	      nect  to	session  ring 0. You can change that behaviour by this switch and form as
	      many session rings as you want. Obviously, if the  session-ring  with  this  number
	      doesn't  exist  yet,  it's  created and this ELinks instance will become the master
	      instance (that usually doesn't matter for you as a user much). Note that	you  usu-
	      ally don't want to use this except you're a developer and you want to do some test-
	      ing - if you want the ELinks instances running each one standalone, rather use -no-
	      connect  commandline  option.  Also  note  that normally no runtime state files are
	      written to the disk with this option on - see also -touch-files.

       -source <0>/<1>
	      Write the given HTML document in source form to stdout.

       -stdin <0>/<1>
	      Open stdin as HTML document  -  it  is  fully  equivalent  to:  -eval  'set  proto-
	      col.file.allow_special_files  =  1'  file:///dev/stdin Use whichever suits you more
	      ;-). Note that reading document from  stdin  WORKS  ONLY	WHEN  YOU  USE	-dump  OR
	      -source!! (I would like to know why you would use -source -stdin, though ;-)

       -touch-files <0>/<1>
	      Set  to  1 to have runtime state files (bookmarks, history, ...)	changed even when
	      -no-connect is used; has no effect if not used in connection with  the  -no-connect
	      commandline option.

       -version
	      Print ELinks version information and exit.

NAVIGATION KEYS
       You  may  optionally prefix each of this keys with a number, telling its repeat count (how
       much times to do it). You can also re-bind those keys.	See  elinkskeys(5)  for  complete
       documentation about keybindings and more complete list of keys bound by default.  The keys
       you may use for navigation are:

       PGDN   page down

       Space  page down

       PGUP   page up

       b      page up

       B      page up

       CursorDOWN
	      next link/down

       CursorUP
	      prev link/up

       ^INS   copy to clipboard

       ^C     copy to clipboard

       INS    scroll up

       ^P     scroll 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

       D      download link

       F4     edit textarea in external editor (broken)

       ^T     edit textarea in external editor (broken)

       /      search in the page

       ?      search back in the page

       n      find next match

       N      find next match backwards

       f      zoom actual frame

       F      zoom actual frame

       ^R     reload page

       g      go to URL

       G      go to the current URL

       a      add a new bookmark

       A      add a new bookmark

       s      bookmark manager

       S      bookmark manager

       ^K     reload cookies from ~/.elinks/cookies

       q      quit

       Q      quit

       =      document information

       |      header information

       \      toggle HTML source/rendered view

       *      toggle display of images

       TAB    next frame

       ESC    menu/escape

       F9     menu

       F10    file menu

EDITING KEYS
       The following keys can be used while editing a line/jumping to a URL:

       CursorRIGHT
	      move right

       CursorLEFT
	      move left

       HOME   jump to the beginning

       ^A     jump to the beginning

       END    jump to the end

       ^E     jump to the end

       ^INS   copy to clipboard

       ^B     copy to clipboard

       ^X     cut to clipboard

       ^V     paste from clipboard

       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

ENVIRONMENT
       ELINKS_CONFDIR
	      The location of ".elinks/" user's directory

       WWW_HOME
	      Homepage location (as in lynx )

       ELINKS_XTERM,
	      The command to run when selecting "File/New  window"  and  if  DISPLAY  is  defined
	      (default "xterm -e")

       ELINKS_TWTERM,
	      The  command  to	run  when selecting "File/New window" and if TWDISPLAY is defined
	      (default "twterm -e")

       SHELL  Used for "File/OS Shell" menu

       COMSPEC
	      Used for "File/OS Shell" menu in DOS/Windows

FILES
       ~/.elinks/elinks.conf
	      Per-user config file

       ~/.elinks/bookmarks
	      Bookmarks file

       ~/.elinks/cookies
	      Cookies file

       ~/.elinks/gotohist
	      GoTo URL dialog history file

       ~/.elinks/globhist
	      History file containing last 4096 URLs visited

       ~/.elinks/socket
	      Internal ELinks socket for communication between its instances.

PLATFORMS
       ELinks is known to work on Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris,  IRIX,  HPUX,  Digital  Unix,
       AIX, OS/2, BeOS and RISC OS.  Port for Win32 is in state of beta testing.

BUGS
       See BUGS file coming with ELinks distribution tarball for list of known bugs.

       Please  report  any  other  bugs  you find to (E)Links mailing list <links-list@linuxfrom-
       scratch.org>.

LICENSE
       ELinks 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.

AUTHOR
       Links was written by Mikulas Patocka <mikulas@artax.karlin.mff.cuni.cz>.  ELinks  -  which
       is based on Links
	-  was	written by Petr Baudis <pasky@ucw.cz>.	See file AUTHORS in the source tree for a
       list of people contributing to this project.

       The homepage of ELinks can be found at http://elinks.or.cz/

       This manual page was written by Peter  Gervai  <grin@tolna.net>,  using	excerpts  from	a
       (yet?)  unknown	Links  fan  for  the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).
       Contributions from Francis A. Holop. Extended, clarified and made more up-to-date by  Petr
       Baudis <pasky@ucw.cz>.  Updated by Zas <zas at norz.org>.

SEE ALSO
       elinkskeys(5), elinks.conf(5), links(1), lynx(1), w3m(1), wget(1)

					    Nov, 2002					ELINKS(1)


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