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How to use Lynx


How to use Lynx

Lynx is a text based internet browser. Lynx allows you to navigate the web. To activate "lynx" simply type lynx at the prompt.

lager 8:08pm {0}[~] lynx

After Activating the application you will be brought to the default web page(in the configuration of the browser).

How to get to a particular address

An easy way to get to a particular address on the web is to type "lynx" followed by the address of your choice.

Here is an Example

lager 8:08pm {0}[~] lynx http://www.yahoo.com

Basic Commands to Use While in Lynx


How to go to another address
hit "g" (for go) then type in the new address.

How to move around in lynx

1st method: Use the arrow keys

-Down and Up will allow you to change links on a particular page.

-Right will go forward a link. This would be equivalent to clicking on a link with your mouse while in Netscape.

-Left will go backward a link. This would be equivalent to clicking on the "BACK" button on your netscape toolbar.
2nd method: Use other keys
-tab will switch from link to link -Control B will bring you to the beginning of the page -"u" will bring you back a link -enter will bring you forward a link

How to download files


-To save a file(the text) hit "p" then select the link "save" -To download a file position the cursor on the link that you would like to download and hit "d"

Here is a much more complete list of commands. Since most of them aren't used very often they aren't explained in this page. The page where all this information was found is at:

http://www.crl.com/~subir/lynx/lynx_help/lynx_help_main.html

to get to this page simply hit "H" while in lynx(its the lynx help page).

Keystroke Commands

   MOVEMENT    :    Down arrow     - Highlight next topic
               Up arrow       - Highlight previous topic
               Right arrow,   - Jump to highlighted topic
               Return, Enter
               Left arrow     - Return to previous topic

  SCROLLING:   +              - Scroll down to next page (Page-Down)
               -              - Scroll up to previous page (Page-Up)
               SPACE          - Scroll down to next page (Page-Down)
               b              - Scroll up to previous page (Page-Up)
               CTRL-A         - Go to first page of the current document (Home)
               CTRL-E         - Go to last page of the current document (End)
               CTRL-B         - Scroll up to previous page (Page-Up)
               CTRL-F         - Scroll down to next page (Page-Down)
               CTRL-N         - Go forward two lines in the current document
               CTRL-P         - Go back two lines in the current document
               )              - Go forward half a page in the current document
               (              - Go back half a page in the current document
               #              - Go to Toolbar or Banner in the current document

  DIRED:       c        - Create a new file
               d              - Download selected file
               e              - Edit selected file
               f              - Show a full menu of options for current file
               m              - Modify the name or location of selected file
               r              - Remove selected file
               t              - Tag highlighted file
               u              - Upload a file into the current directory
        
  OTHER:       ? (or h)       - Help (this screen)
               a              - Add the current link to a bookmark file
               c              - Send a comment to the document owner
               d              - Download the current link
               e              - Edit the current file
               g              - Goto a user specified 
                                URL or file
               G              - Edit the current document's URL and use that
                                as a goto URL.
               i              - Show an index of documents
               j              - Execute a jump operation
               k              - Show a list of key mappings
               l              - List references (links) in current document
               m              - Return to main screen
               o              - Set your options
               p              - Print to a file, mail, printers, or other
               q              - Quit (Capital 'Q' for quick quit)
               /              - Search for a string within the current document
               s              - Enter a search string for an external search
               n              - Go to the next search string
               v              - View a bookmark file
               V              - Go to the Visited Links Page
               x              - Force submission of form or link with no-cache
               z              - Cancel transfer in progress
               [backspace]    - Go to the History Page
               =              - Show file and link info
               \              - Toggle document source/rendered view
               !              - Spawn your default shell
               '              - Toggle "historical" vs minimal or valid comment
                                parsing
               `              - Toggle minimal or valid comment parsing
               *              - Toggle image_links mode on and off
               @              - Toggle raw 8-bit translations or CJK mode
                                on or off
               [              - Toggle pseudo_inlines mode on and off
               ]              - Send a HEAD request for the current doc or link
               "              - Toggle valid or "soft" double-quote parsing
               CTRL-R         - Reload current file and refresh the screen
               CTRL-W         - Refresh the screen
               CTRL-U         - Erase input line
               CTRL-G         - Cancel input or transfer
               CTRL-T         - Toggle trace mode on and off
               CTRL-K         - Invoke the Cookie Jar Page