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guide to using Lynx - the text based browser

Lynx - Getting started

Lynx is a text based internet browser which allows you to navigate the internet, copy/paste text and download files. It just ignores all of the graphics and layout information websites contain and displays them as a list of links and plain text. A list of useful keybindings follows.

Lynx - Navigating the internet

Go to URL = g (then enter URL or use up/down arrows to scroll through history)

Move to next link = down arrow

Move to previous link = up arrow

Follow link = right arrow

Back up = left arrow

Search within page = / (press n for next instance, Shift + n for previous)

Use Lynx keybinding from within text entry field = Ctrl + v

Delete text field = Ctrl + u

Move to the top of the page = Home or Ctrl + a

Move to the bottom of the page = End or or Ctrl + e

Move down one screen = Page Down or Space

Move up one screen = Page up or -

Move down half a screen = Shift + 0

Move up half a screen = Shift + 9

Move down two lines = Ctrl + p

Move up two lines = Ctrl + n

Bookmark a page = a (then press l, then enter)

List bookmarks = v (press r to delete a bookmark)

List links = l

List history = Backspace

List visited links = Shift + v

Download file = d (then press enter twice)

Stop download = z

Save page = p (then press enter twice)

Help = h

Keybindings list = k

View HTML source = \

Exit Lynx = q

Lynx - Advanced functionality

Run command in shell = ! (type: <command> and then type: exit to return to Lynx)

Open file browser = g (then enter . as URL - switch to highlight tracking mode)

Edit file = e (only works if you have defined a file editor in options)

Options menu* = o

User mode - advanced, editor - nano,

cookies -accept all, keypad mode - links and form fields are numbered.

lynx.txt · Last modified: 2013/07/20 19:11 by Rob Whyte