ELinks is a program for browsing the web in text mode. The goal of the project has from the beginning been to provide a feature-rich text mode browser with an open patches/features inclusion policy and active development. One of these features is that ELinks includes Links-Lua which adds scripting capabilities to ELinks.


Lots of protocols (local files, finger, http, https, ftp, smb, ipv4, ipv6)
Authentication (HTTP authentication, Proxy authentication)
Persistent cookies
Cute menus and dialogs
Tabbed browsing
Support for browser scripting (Perl, Lua, Guile)
Tables and frames rendering
Background (non-blocking) downloads