Introduction to Links

Links is a text and graphics mode WWW browser. It includes support for rendering tables and frames, features background downloads, can display colors and has many other features.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-8.3 platform.

Package Information

Links Dependencies


Graphics mode requires at least one of GPM-1.20.7 (mouse support to be used with a framebuffer-based console), SVGAlib, DirectFB, and x-window-system

For decoding various image formats Links can utilize libpng, libjpeg, librsvg, and libtiff

User Notes:

Installation of Links

Install Links by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --mandir=/usr/share/man &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install &&
install -v -d -m755 /usr/share/doc/links-2.17 &&
install -v -m644 doc/links_cal/* KEYS BRAILLE_HOWTO \

Command Explanations

--enable-graphics: This switch enables support for graphics mode.

Configuring Links

Config Files


Configuration Information

Links stores its configuration in per-user files in the ~/.links directory. These files are created automatically when links is run for the first time.


Installed Program: links
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: /usr/share/doc/links-2.17

Short Descriptions


is a text and graphics mode WWW browser.

Last updated on 2018-09-21 18:10:28 -0700