ELinks

ELinks

Web site: www.elinks.cz
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: BSD, HP-UX, IRIX, Linux, OS/2, OS X, RISC OS, Solaris, UNIX, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: CLI
Programing language: C
First release: 2001
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ELinks – an advanced and well-established feature-rich text mode web browser. ELinks can render both frames and tables, is highly customizable and can be extended via Lua or Guile scripts. It is quite portable and runs on a variety of platforms. ELinks is an Open Source project covered by the GNU General Public License. It originates from the Links project written by Mikulas Patocka.

The main features are:
– Lots of protocols (local files, finger, http, https, ftp, smb, ipv4, ipv6)
– Authentication (HTTP authentication, Proxy authentication)
– Persistent cookies
– Cute menus and dialogs
– Tabbed browsing
– Support for browser scripting (Perl, Lua, Guile)
– Tables and frames rendering
– Colors
– Background (non-blocking) downloads
– Translated to many languages
– Completion and history in commonly used input dialogs
– Highly configurable through menus and/or human readable text files
– Download resuming support
– Compressed downloads support
– Mimetypes file support for mapping file extensions to content types

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