Re: OT: Copying a URL from a text browser
On 03/03/2012 04:56 PM, Randy Kramer wrote:
Hijacking this thread thinking I might have a good audience for my question:
Is there a text based browser that makes it easy to copy a URL (with, e.g.,
the middle mouse button) to paste it in another (graphical) browser?
I have lynx installed on my machine, and tried a quick look at it, but is not
immediately obvious how to get the URL for a link.
Maybe it can be done readily in lynx and I just haven't spotted how to do it?
Background: Because some pages (for example, the yahoo home page (yahoo.com)
make both Iceweasel and konqueror use a very high percentage of the CPU, I
thought I might try to load pages like that in a text browser, then copy the
URLs of any links that I want to follow into Iceweasel to view them with
pictures and such.
Rather then hijack a thread I would advise you to use Google before you
post a question to the list.We like to help but we don't feel as if we
have to do 'your' research for you.
A Google search for 'lynx save file option' answers your question on the
first link. The man page is included in the packages so you can help
yourself as a first try.
On Wednesday 29 February 2012 12:17:44 pm Julien Claassen wrote:
I have tried lynx, links, links2, elinks and w3m. I work with those
exclusively. I still mostly stick by lynx, but that is just laziness, since
it really doesn't do a few things.
I have found, that from the above collection elinks is the best. It can
be customised to meet almost all your needs. I don't get it to play
youtube-videos (as audio) directly yet and I suppose, that might be out of
These browsers are all rather comfortable, once you get to know them and
they all have a lot of similarities, which is good, as consistency always
is. I have only heard about edbrowse, but I think it is really the best