An Alternate Browser To Lynx For Surfing The Web Through Linux Terminal

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Here is an alternate browser similar to the classic lynx. It’s links2 and supports text as well as graphics based internet browsing.

To install it, in the Terminal, type :

sudo apt-get install links2

Once installed, the usage is very similar to Lynx (refer this earlier post on how to use it).

To open websites in text mode, simply type links2 followed by the site link :


This opens the page in text mode (really retro 🙂 ):

For graphics option, append the -g parameter :

links2 -g

It would use basic graphic settings to display the page :


Happy browsing!

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