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Developer(s) Petr Baudiš, Jonas Fonseca
Stable release 0.11.7[1] (22 August 2009 (2009-08-22)) [±]
Preview release 0.12pre6[2] (30 October 2012 (2012-10-30)) [±]
Written in C
Operating system Linux, Unix
Available in English, Polish, Danish, French, Serbian, Hungarian, Czech, German
Type Text-based web browser
License GPLv2
Website www.elinks.cz (elinks.or.cz)

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 "E" in the name. Since then, the "E" has come to stand for Enhanced or Extended.[3] On 1 September 2004, 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.[4]

On 17 March 2017, OpenBSD removed ELinks from its ports tree, citing concerns with security issues and lack of responsiveness from the developers.[5]


See also


  1. "ELinks - Full-Featured Text WWW Browser". elinks.or.cz. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
  2. "ELinks - Full-Featured Text WWW Browser". elinks.or.cz. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
  3. "ELinks history page". Retrieved 14 December 2010.
  4. 1 2 Fonseca, Jonas (24 December 2004). "elinks-users ANNOUNCE ELinks-0.10.0 (Thelma)". Linux From Scratch. Archived from the original on 20 February 2007. Retrieved 22 May 2010.
  5. Edd Barrett (17 March 2017). "Remove www/elinks from the ports tree".
  6. 1 2 3 4 5 Bolso, Erik Inge (8 March 2005). "2005 Text Mode Browser Roundup". Linux Journal. Retrieved 5 August 2010.

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