ELinks is a free text-based console web browser for Unix-like operating systems.
It began in late 2001 as an Experimental fork by Petr Baudiš of the Links Web browser, hence the name. Since then, the "E" has come to stand for Enhanced or Extended, and on 1 September 2004, Petr Baudiš handed maintainership of the project over to Danish developer Jonas Fonseca, citing a lack of time and interest and a desire to spend more time coding rather than reviewing and organising releases.
- HTTP and Proxy authentication
- Persistent HTTP cookies
- Support for browser scripting in Perl, Ruby, Lua and GNU Guile
- Tabs (though still text mode)
- HTML tables and HTML frames
- Background download with queueing
- Some support for Cascading Style Sheets
- Editing of text boxes in external text editor
- Mouse support
- Colour text display
- Protocols supported:
- local files, finger, http, https, ftp, fsp, smb, IPv4, IPv6
- experimentally: BitTorrent, gopher, nntp