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Internet Surfing through Command Line Browser on RHEL 9


Basically in the production system graphical user interface as well as other heavy-weight browsers like firefox, google-chrome is not present for resource optimization. So, in that case, if you want to browse some web pages you can choose some alternative light-weight browser that runs through the terminal, which is suitable in many cases to serve your purpose. In that article, we discuss some of the popular command line browsers and installation processes on RHEL 9.

০1: lynx

lynx – a general purpose distributed information browser for the World Wide Web. On RHEl 9, this package reside on rhel-9-for-x86_64-appstream-rpms repository. Enable this repository and instal.

# sudo dnf install lynx

Open the lynx browser from your terminal.

# lynx

press G and enter desire URL for browse or directly you can open any URL like.

# lynx

০2: links

links – like alternative character mode WWW browser. On RHEl 9, this package reside on epel repository. Enable this repository and instal.

# sudo dnf install links

Open the lynx browser from your terminal.

# links

Run Links in graphical mode,

# links -g

Or in text mode.

# links

০3: curl

curl is an entirely text-based browser. It is a tool to transfer data from or to a server, using one of the supported protocols (DICT, FILE, FTP, FTPS, GOPHER, HTTP, HTTPS, IMAP, IMAPS, LDAP, LDAPS, MQTT, POP3, POP3S, RTMP, RTMPS, RTSP, SCP, SFTP, SMB, SMBS, SMTP, SMTPS, TELNET and TFTP). The command is designed to work without user interaction.

By default, this package has been installed during OS installation. If not you install it from rhel-9-for-x86_64-baseos-rpms repository.

# sudo dnf install curl

Run Links in curl.

# curl


This tutorial helps you How to install a command line browser on RHEL 9. If you have any queries, please comment to us.


In this tutorial, I follow the official man pages of these packages.


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