Links2 – graphical browser on the command line!


Links2 is a command line browser that features graphics… on the command line! It works in the exact same way as links, but by using the -g option, displays correct colours and images. Just check out the screen shot.

Links2 displaying graphics inside the terminal emulator

Links2 displaying graphics inside the terminal emulator

Works perfectly inside X. In order to use outside of X, there are a couple of considerations that must be taken into account namely the use of a framebuffer, and also mouse support

Also, I have only managed to make Links2 graphics mode run outside of X by running as root – using the ‘sudo’ command, which is not ideal. If anyone knows how to make that work without root privilages, please get in touch.

Links2 is available in unbuntu’s standard repositories and cn be installed using ‘sudo apt-get install links2’

Typical usage for graphics mode is ‘links2 -g http://www.google.com’

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