lynx.. how do i run it?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Ash k., Jan 6, 2006.

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  1. Ash k.

    Ash k. Guest

    I downloaded lynx today.. to use as an alternative to non resource friendly browsers... but all i got was a folder with a bunch of stuff, that does don't anything.. is there some secrect to running it
  2. TNT

    TNT Registered Member

    Sep 4, 2005
    Uhm... it sounds like you got the source code to compile. Go on and look for the Win32 executable. I run it from Cygwin but I wouldn't recommend it if you need just Lynx.
  3. ash k.

    ash k. Guest

    ehh.. can u post a direct link.. I still didnt get the installer.
  4. dog

    dog Guest

    Attached Files:

  5. ..op

    ..op Guest

    umm.. how?
  6. sowhat

    sowhat Registered Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    Just go to:
    hxxp:// and download the installer.

    It's by far the best port of lynx to windows i've seen.
    Alternatively,here are some more ports of text-based browsers for windows:

    What do you mean how do i run it?
    If i remember well,the CSant installer generates some shortcuts.If not,
    start-run-cmd,then cd into the appropriate directory,and type lynx.
    Type lynx -help to see the rest of the shortcuts,
    or just press g to start browsing immediately.By the way,
    there is no way in windows for lynx-based browsers to display graphics,
    'cause the whole X server system is missing.
    (Maybe it would be possible through cygwin,but i haven't tried that).

    That's all!
  7. okay...

    okay... Guest

    hmmm. im running it now, its okay.. really i thought atleast i can click stuff, I feel like a hacker tee hee.. how safe is lynx, and is there a text browser like firefox only uses text, because the neon colors with the black really heart my eyes.. it fasts but slow to get to links..
  8. okay...

    okay... Guest

    well, thnx for telling where to download because never in a million years would i have found the .exe by myself...
  9. sowhat

    sowhat Registered Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    Lynx in Unix systems has clickable items and some versions can toggle images on/off.In windows,well,you
    How safe is it?
    Short answer 1:
    You don't get activex,javascript,iexplore.exe+mozilla holes,
    wmf exploits and God knows what else.
    Short answer 2:
    To a true hacker,it shares the same degree of security with your windows box.
    Long(-term) Answer:
    Try to learn/switch to Unix...

    The colors you can change them:search in lynx for some files called .lss,
    and edit them according to your needs.
    Not fast?That i don't know,here browsing with lynx is the faster it could be:
    only thing i 've found to be faster in windows is Opera,
    but with all images,Javascript etc. turned off.
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