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w3m

a text based Web browser and pager

- Open an URL:
w3m [http://example.com]

- Quit w3m:
'q' then 'y'

w3m [options] [URL or filename]

w3m is a World Wide Web (WWW) text based client. It has English and Japanese help files and an option menu and can be configured to use either language. It will display hypertext markup language (HTML) documents containing links to files residing on the local system, as well as files residing on remote systems. It can display HTML tables and frames. In addition, it can be used as a "pager" in much the same manner as "more" or "less". Current versions of w3m run on Unix (Solaris, SunOS, HP-UX, Linux, FreeBSD, and EWS4800) and on Microsoft Windows 9x/NT.

At start up, w3m will load any local file or remote URL specified at the command line. For help with runtime options, press "H" while running w3m. Command line options are:

-t tab

set tab width

-r

ignore backspace effect

-l line

# of preserved line (default 10000)

-I charset

document charset

-O charset

display/output charset

-B

load bookmark

-bookmark file

specify bookmark file

-T type

specify content-type

-m

internet message mode

-v

visual startup mode

-M

monochrome display

-N

open URL of command line on each new tab

-F

automatically render frame

-dump

dump formatted page into stdout

-cols width

specify column width (used with -dump)

-ppc count

specify the number of pixels per character (4.0...32.0). Larger values will make tables narrower. [default 8.0]

-ppl count

specify the number of pixels per line (4.0...64.0)

-dump_source

dump page source into stdout

-dump_head

dump response of HEAD request into stdout

-dump_both

dump HEAD and source into stdout

-dump_extra

dump HEAD, source, and extra information into stdout

-post file

use POST method with file content

-header string

insert string as a header

+<num>

goto <num> line

-num

show line number

-no-proxy

don’t use proxy

-4

IPv4 only (-o dns_order=4)

-6

IPv6 only (-o dns_order=6)

-no-mouse

don’t use mouse

-cookie

use cookie.

-no-cookie

don’t use cookie

-graph

use graphic character

-no-graph

don’t use graphic character

-s

squeeze multiple blank lines

-W

toggle wrap search mode

-X

don’t use termcap init/deinit

-title [=TERM]

set buffer name to terminal title string. If TERM is specified, use the TERM style title configuration.

-o opt=value

assign value to config option

-show-option

show all available config option

-config file

specify config file

-help

show usage

-version

show w3m version

-reqlog

write request logfile

-debug

DO NOT USE

To use w3m as a pager:

$ ls | w3m

To use w3m to translate HTML files:

$ cat foo.html | w3m -T text/html

or

$ cat foo.html | w3m -dump -T text/html >foo.txt

${HOME}/.w3m/config

configuration file

${HOME}/.w3m/keymap

key binding configuration file

${HOME}/.w3m/mouse

mouse configuration file

${HOME}/.w3m/cookie

cookie file

${HOME}/.w3m/history

history file

${HOME}/.w3m/passwd

passowrd and username file

${HOME}/.w3m/pre_form

form parameters file

${HOME}/.w3m/mailcap

external viewer configuration file

${HOME}/.w3m/mime.types

MIME types file

This is the w3m 0.5.3 Release.

Please see the MANUAL.html file distributed with w3m for more detailed documentation.

Additional information about w3m may be found on its Japanese language Web site located at:
http://w3m.sourceforge.net/index.ja.html
or on its English version of the site at:
http://w3m.sourceforge.net/index.en.html

w3m has incorporated code from several sources. Users have contributed patches and suggestions over time.

Akinori ITO <aito@fw.ipsj.or.jp>

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