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    After a little incident that left me with invisible windows and menus, I realized that if something serious had happened like that and I needed some help, I wouldn't have a way to get to these forums for advice. So I ask, if all I have access to is the CLI, what is the best Terminal based web browser?
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    Re: Best Terminal Based Web Browser

    elinks - for text
    links2 - for text + images, make sure you have gpm installed. Can only be ran (with graphics) in a tty. If you don't want graphics, elinks is better.

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    Re: Best Terminal Based Web Browser

    Thanks, I'll give both a try. I'm assuming that if X is down or some other crazy thing happens to the GUI, then I'll be using it in a tty.
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    Re: Best Terminal Based Web Browser

    My first try at elinks!
    GUI Edit: ^Not bad! Navigation takes some getting used to, but it's pretty functional.
    Last edited by zer010; December 16th, 2010 at 02:33 PM.
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    Re: Best Terminal Based Web Browser

    If you need to search the web, use https://ssl.scroogle.org. It works much better than Google does in text mode.

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    Re: Best Terminal Based Web Browser

    Good tip!
    Keeping Google guessing... priceless.
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