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ELinks is an advanced and well-established feature-rich text mode Web (HTTP, FTP, etc.) browser. It can render both frames and tables, is highly customizable, and can be extended via Lua, Guile, Perl, or Ruby scripts. It has limited support for CSS and Javascript.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  21 Sep 2008 19:39

    Release Notes: This release fixes a critical bug in the SMJS browser scripting module and an assertion failure in the search dialogs on systems lacking the regex.h header file. Also notable are fixes for parsing and updating of the elinks.conf file. Support for libgnutls-openssl has been disabled, as it is not GPLv2 compatible since GnuTLS 2.2.0.

    •  20 Jun 2008 23:16

      Release Notes: This release contains mostly bugfixes and translation updates. Among the changes are some critical bugfixes including the fix for CVE-2007-2027.

      •  04 Mar 2008 12:56

        Release Notes: This second release candidate mostly brings minor fixes, documentation improvements, and translation updates. The Debian package received a much needed update, and the fixed issues were identified.

        •  05 Feb 2008 02:07

          Release Notes: This release fixes a handful of critical bugs and security issues, including CVE-2007-2027, as well as some minor problems.

          •  16 Apr 2007 09:17

            Release Notes: This release merges a lot of changes from the unstable branch. It mainly focuses on bugfixes, while it also adds a few enhancements. Among the updates are various security related fixes, so people following the stable branch are advised to update.

            Recent comments

            25 Sep 2009 13:33 martintxo

            I try to reach some elinks-browser developer by email, but I don't achieve it. I sent some emails to the elinks-dev mailing list ( where I'm subscribed as Martintxo. I send it too to the Jonas Fonseca and Kalle Olavi Niemitalo email accounts. But I don't get any response.

            I made a update of the Elinks-0.12pre5 es.po spanish translation. Mostly I update all the fuzzy translations, and translate some other short sentences.

            I put the updated es.po here:

            Greetings. Martintxo.

            28 Nov 2006 11:30 jkunkel

            binary downloads
            I can download binary files in IE or Firefox by just typing the fully qualified reference in the address bar. I can't figure out how to download binary files with elinks. Can someone help me out?

            Thanks in advance.

            19 Nov 2006 09:35 fonseca

            Re: excellent software

            > I do have one suggestion. I think it would be nice

            > if textareas invoked an editor, in the same way

            > that a mailto link invokes an email client.

            You can do that. By default, it is bound to Ctrl-T ...

            15 Sep 2005 21:06 goosequill

            excellent software
            I am very happy with elinks. It is my everyday

            browser and I only use FireFox when I need to see

            the graphics. I have not found a single thing

            wrong with elinks.

            I do have one suggestion. I think it would be nice

            if textareas invoked an editor, in the same way

            that a mailto link invokes an email client.

            Thanks for your good work.

            Richard Harris

            25 Dec 2003 05:46 gvozden

            Great job!


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