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Lynx is a full-featured text-mode browser, licensed as open source under the GNU General Public License (GPL). It is installed by default on most Linux systems and it is fairly popular among both Web developers and power users, mostly because of its speed and its ability to render even the most complex HTML pages in a readable form. It's also extremely keyboard-friendly -- almost everything in it can be controlled using keyboard shortcuts, many of which are undocumented and can be discovered only through experience.
We look under the hood to introduce you to 20 of the most useful Lynx keyboard shortcuts. The key combinations discussed (Table A) apply to Lynx v2.8.5, freely available from Lynx.org.
What It Does
Searches the page for a user-defined search string
Reloads current page
Re-renders the page, this time including a link for each image
Toggles between HTML source code and output
Prints or saves a file or page to disk
Requests uncached copy of page
Adds a new bookmark
Lists all URLs in the current document
Jumps to the beginning of the current page
Jumps to the end of the current page
Jumps to URLs using previously defined shortcuts
Jumps to home page
Spawns a command shell
Provides detailed information about the current URL and current link, including the owner, size, last modification date, and server type
Toggles trace mode for diagnosing HTML errors
Displays browser history
Displays sequential list of previously visited pages, excluding forms and bookmarks
Displays list of currently set cookies
Launches editor to modify local files
Displays help topics