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W3M(1)							      General Commands Manual							    W3M(1)

w3m - a text based Web browser and pager
w3m [options] [URL or filename] Use "w3m -h" to display a complete list of current options.
w3m is a World Wide Web (WWW) text based client. It has English and Japanese help files and an option menu and can be configured to use either language. It will display hypertext markup language (HTML) documents containing links to files residing on the local system, as well as files residing on remote systems. It can display HTML tables and frames. In addition, it can be used as a "pager" in much the same man- ner as "more" or "less". Current versions of w3m run on Unix (Solaris, SunOS, HP-UX, Linux, FreeBSD, and EWS4800) and on Microsoft Windows 9x/NT.
At start up, w3m will load any local file or remote URL specified at the command line. For help with runtime options, press "H" while run- ning w3m. Command line options are: -t tab set tab width -r ignore backspace effect -l line # of preserved line (default 10000) -s Shift_JIS -j JIS -e EUC-JP -B load bookmark -bookmark file specify bookmark file -T type specify content-type -m internet message mode -v visual startup mode -M monochrome display -F automatically render frame -dump dump formatted page into stdout -cols width specify column width (used with -dump) -ppc count specify the number of pixels per character (default 8.0) Larger values will make tables narrower. -dump_source dump page source into stdout -dump_head dump response of HEAD request into stdout -dump_both dump HEAD and source into stdout -dump_extra dump HEAD, source, and extra information into stdout -post file use POST method with file content -header string insert string as a header +<num> goto <num> line -num show line number -no-proxy don't use proxy -no-mouse don't use mouse -pauth user:pass proxy authentication -S squeeze multiple blank lines -W toggle wrap search mode -X don't use termcap init/deinit -o opt=value assign value to config option -config file specify config file -debug DO NOT USE
To use w3m as a pager: $ ls | w3m To use w3m to translate HTML files: $ cat foo.html | w3m -T text/html or $ cat foo.html | w3m -dump -T text/html >foo.txt
This is the w3m 0.2.1 Release. Additional information about w3m may be found on its Japanese language Web site located at: or on its English version of the site at:
w3m has incorporated code from several sources. Hans J. Boehm, Alan J. Demers, Xerox Corp. and Silicon Graphics have the copyright of the GC library comes with w3m package. Users have contributed patches and suggestions over time.
Akinori ITO <> 4th Berkeley Distribution Local W3M(1)