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Lynx is a fully-featured World Wide Web (WWW) browser for users on Unix, VMS, and other platforms running cursor-addressable, character-cell terminals or emulators. That includes vt100 terminals, other character-cell displays, and vt100 emulators such as Kermit or Procomm running on PCs or Macs.
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Lightweight and great for reading text without distraction!
Lynx has saved me many times when I lose my desktop. It was also a great help when I was running FreeBSD and I wanted to see the FreeBSD manual.
It has uses outside of a command-line browser. For example with the -dump option you can write quick Python scripts to crawl through the web that you will only use once or twice.
[Edited by dadoomer, March 31]
Lynx has two advantages:
• it runs in terminal, even when no graphic desktop environment is available;
• it displays sites in the way search engines see them, it is useful for web developers.