Hum, I think lynx, curl and wget are tools for different task.
If I wan quick interactive web browsing in text mode that is as close as
possible to the graphic mode as I think Keith was looking for lynx is
if you want to transfer data from or to a server, using one of the
supported protocols (HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, FTPS, SCP, SFTP, TFTP, DICT,
TELNET, LDAP or FILE) with minimal user interaction then curl is your man.
wget works fine too, but as far as I know it's designed for the download
of files from the Web.
In the Unix spirit of one tool to do one task and do it well done. :)
For what it is suppose to do, I don't think lynx is THAT bloated. At all.
On 11/12/2009 10:31 AM, Steve McConville wrote:
> 2009/11/12 Kevin Lyda<kevin at ie.suberic.net>:
>>>> Lynx is your only man for quick web browsing.
>>>>> But Lynx is so bloated. If you want a slim browser without all the
>> bloat, use netcat.
>>> But netcat doesn't support SSL. For fast, secure browsing you want
> curl, or possibly wget.
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