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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
 + 
 +===== Recommended settings for VI users =====
 +  ​
 +User mode - advanced, editor - nano,
 + 
 +cookies -accept all, keypad mode - links and form fields are numbered.
 + 
 +
  
lynx.txt · Last modified: 2017/11/11 22:47 (external edit)