In the previous article, we have learned about W3m and Lynx text-based web browsers. Please check them out at URL Linux Text-Based Web Browsers -Part I.
We have used commands and procedures compatible with the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS system.
You can open a Linux terminal through the dashboard or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut. After this install one of the following web browser tool :
Links2 Web Browser
To install w3m web browser enter the following command in terminal.
$ sudo apt-get install links2
Enter Y when the system prompts you to continue the installation and then Links2 web browser is installed successfully on your system.
To verify installation run the following command in a terminal which will display the version installation options of Links2.
$ links2 -version
To browse the internet you have to use the following syntax in a terminal.
$ links2 [URL]
$ links2 www.google.com
Once you enter this command, the terminal display will show you this output.
You can access a link or move to the search bar by double-clicking it.
eLinks Web Browser
In order to install Lynx web browser, run following command in a terminal with root user login.
$ sudo apt-get install elinks
Enter Y when the system prompts you to continue with installation and eLink web browser will be installed successfully on your system.
To verify installation check the version of Lynx installed by using the following command :
$ elinks -version
To browse the Internet through the Lynx utility use following syntax :
$ elinks [URL]
$ elinks www.google.com
The output screen for above example will be as follows :
You can then search for a keyword or text through this search engine.
Note: The terminal emulator Xterm ables to display images in the search results.