Pre-compiled Lynx

Can you direct me to where to download the pre-compiled version of lynx for Redhat?



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Andrea LeHeup | 23 Jul 22:38 2014

trying to see if my website is visible to search engines via your text browser


I just uploaded my new website created in Adobe Muse and was curious if it's visible to Google robots and other search engine crawlers. I'm not a coder so I don't know if there's something else that I need to do to test it. Please advise. Here's my site: www.soleilnyc.com.


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dwstclair@tellink.net | 21 Jul 17:02 2014

lynx.command failed

Lynx worked fine in terminal mode but attempting to start via lynx.command fails as follows:

Last login: Mon Jul 21 10:49:59 on ttys000
Douglass-MacBook-Pro:~ dwstclair$ /Volumes/Lynx-2.8.7d9-10.5.1+u/lynx.command ; exit;
-bash: /Volumes/Lynx-2.8.7d9-10.5.1+u/lynx.command: Bad CPU type in executable

[Process completed]
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Fabio F.Gervasi | 13 Jul 21:50 2014

Lynx connect_timeout problem...


I usually use Lynx 2.8.8dev.15 on Linux machines.

I trying to use -connect_timeout=N options (N=60, for example, or less, just to try), but I seem it does not work...

Where do I wrong?
Thank you,

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Karen Lewellen | 4 Jul 06:16 2014

amazon has been fixed!

Or so my tests of lynx, both ours here at shellworld, and another one on a
  Debian shell which uses an earlier edition of lynx.
I checked both the /access page, and since I normally use the main site, 
checked there as well.
But this is me.
test for yourself.  if you find an error use the link below.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Fri, 4 Jul 2014 00:30:32 +0000
From: Amazon.com <amazon-csc <at> amazon.com>
Reply-To: "amazon-csc+AUZNRJ9VR9W0C <at> amazon.com"
     <amazon-csc+AUZNRJ9VR9W0C <at> amazon.com>
To: "klewellen <at> shellworld.net" <klewellen <at> shellworld.net>
Subject: A Message from Amazon Customer Service

Your Account Amazon.com
Message From Customer Service
Hi Karen,

Ben asked me to check on the update with the amazon.com/access website
while he was out. The development team has indicated an update was
completed and that the page is working. They also mentioned they tested
it and that it no longer was giving the 204 errors.

Should there be any error when you try please let us know by using the
following link:


I'll keep a followup on your account and let Ben know as well.

Thank you.

Best regards,
Aaron W.
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Aahz Maruch | 30 Jun 19:01 2014

Amazon broken (HTTP 204)


Amazon broke Lynx about three months ago; I tried chatting with them
today, but they won't even give me a bug number (although they claim
they'll forward a message to their technical team).  Because "links"
works with Amazon, I figured I'd try asking y'all whether there's
something you can do.

There are actually two problems:

* The newer problem is that using Amazon's "mobile/accessibility"
subsite causes an HTTP 204 on this URL:


It looks like wget has the same problem.

* The other problem is that Amazon's main login claims that Lynx isn't
using cookies (this has been going on for years and is why I just login
through the mobile/accessibility subsite):


[...]  Oh, futz, Amazon's playing games with User-Agent, when I set mine
to "Mozilla/5.0" it works.  (You may substitute something stronger for

Figure I'll send this anyway in case it helps someone else.  :-(  I
haven't seen broken cookie behavior based on User-Agent before.


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Yong Huang | 29 Jun 21:09 2014

Display Unicode text in lynx run in a Putty window

I use Putty (a telnet or ssh program) to connect to a UNIX box and run lynx (Version 2.8.8rel.2 (09 Mar 2014)). On a page with Unicode text, such as the language names under the "Languages" heading of


how do I configure lynx to display the text correctly?  For example, the first Arabic and the last Chinese language names are not shown correctly. I set lynx option "Display character set" to "UNICODE (UTF-8)", "Assumed document character set" to "utf-8", and saved the setting. I also tried various fonts inside Putty and Translation to either UTF-8 or "Use font encoding". None worked. Thanks for help.

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Aahz Maruch | 21 Jun 17:32 2014

lynx.isc.org broken (HTTP 403)


I'm wondering if the devs use Lynx to access lynx.isc.org, because I get
HTTP 403 using lynx (regardless of whether cookies are enabled, multiple
versions of lynx, including 2.8.8r1).  Works fine with Firefox.

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Reza Hamed | 6 Jun 14:09 2014

arabic char

hello thank you for your nice program. i am using your windows version
bu i cannot read non english pages like arabic. please help me to
solve this problem. best regards

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Karen Lewellen | 6 Jun 01:35 2014

whichversion of lynx?

Hi folks,
Which vision of lynx is the first that includes the ability to possibly 
submit a script button with the following command?
when the option exists doing this on a script can present you with the 
submit link information and the chance to edit if needful.

I just tried it here at shellworld.  We have  2.8.8.dv16?
forgive me if I did not type that properly.
In any case I got a fatal error  with a signal eleven when core dumped.

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maurice van putten | 1 Jun 09:41 2014


Dear Sirs:

     I am receiving the following cryptic error message using lynx, in accessing
a website which works otherwise fine for wget. Please see the listing of four
four basic commands below. 

     Could you please advise.


Maurice H.P.M. van Putten


[1] s-MacBook-Air:OSS mvputten$ echo $sp

maurices-MacBook-Air:OSS mvputten$ wget $sp
--2014-06-01 16:35:46--  http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2012/06/pineapple-fruit-bowl/
Resolving thepioneerwoman.com...
Connecting to thepioneerwoman.com||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: unspecified [text/html]
Saving to: `index.html.3'

    [       <=>                                                                                              ] 167,323      101K/s   in 1.6s

2014-06-01 16:35:50 (101 KB/s) - `index.html.3' saved [167323]

[3] maurices-MacBook-Air:OSS mvputten$ lynx -dump $sp

Looking up thepioneerwoman.com
Making HTTP connection to thepioneerwoman.com
Sending HTTP request.
HTTP request sent; waiting for response.
Alert!: Unexpected network read error; connection aborted.
Can't Access `http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2012/06/pineapple-fruit-bowl/'
Alert!: Unable to access document.

lynx: Can't access startfile
maurices-MacBook-Air:OSS mvputten$

[4] maurices-MacBook-Air:OSS mvputten$ lynx -version
Lynx Version 2.8.6rel.5 (09 May 2007)
libwww-FM 2.14, SSL-MM 1.4.1, OpenSSL 0.9.7l, ncurses 5.2.20020209
Built on darwin8.9.1 Jun  8 2007 06:18:10

Copyrights held by the University of Kansas, CERN, and other contributors.
Distributed under the GNU General Public License.
See http://lynx.isc.org/ and the online help for more information.

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