Links Web Browser

Links Web Browser

links is a surprisingly capable web-browser that is primarily text based.

It's lightning fast, and can be compiled with graphics support using x11 (including images). For most basic HTML (such as the kind found on this website), things look surprisingly decent!

When compiling from source, I use the following configure flags:

./configure --x-includes=/usr/include --x-libraries=/usr/lib --enable-graphics --with-x --with-ssl

Strangely enough, on Alpine, I need to explicitely state the library and header locations for X.

I do have a small patch for links that adds HJKL support and a hard-coded white background by default, but it's a little broken right now so I'm not going to share it.