How to Install Elinks on Ubuntu 20.04






Terminals support a number of browsers, but I highly recommend elinks today because of its excellent performance. It offers a menu-driven configuration system, tab management, and slim coding and is a text-based web browser able to handle colors, display tables, and download in the background. File formats can be associated with external viewers in different ways. External readers support mailto and telnet.






This document will guide you through installing elinks on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.








Step 1: Configure VPSie cloud server




  1. Sign in to your system or register a newly created one by logging in to your VPSie account
  2. Connect by SSH using the credentials we emailed you.
  3. Once you have logged into your Ubuntu instance, run these commands to update your system.
apt-get update && apt-get upgrade -y







Step 2: Installing Elinks






In the Ubuntu repository, you can find the Elinks package. Install it using the following command,



# sudo apt install elinks






Verify installation by running the following command,


# elinks --version

ELinks 0.13.1 Features: Standard, IPv6, bzip2, lzma, UTF-8, Combining characters, libev (disabled), terminfo (disabled), Periodic Saving, Viewer (Search History, Timer, Marks), Cascading Style Sheets, Protocol (Authentication, BitTorrent, File, CGI, Finger, FSP, FTP, HTTP, NNTP, URI rewrite, User protocols), SSL (GnuTLS), MIME (Option system, Mailcap, Mimetypes files), LED indicators, Bookmarks, Cookies, Form History, Global History, Scripting (Lua, Perl), Exmode, Goto URL History



You are now ready to launch the browser.








Step 3: Run the browser






Execute the following command,





# elinks



Your terminal will display the following screen once the connection has been established.







Step 4: Address Bar




As soon as elinks starts, an address bar appears in the middle. In order to get to a specific URL, we will enter a website and press enter.








Step 5: Removing the Elinks





Run the following command,



# sudo apt remove elinks



That’s it, Thanks for reading! I hope it was informative for you! 







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