Installing a Text-based Browser on AIX (Lynx)

If you want a very simple text-based web browser in order to test responses on an AIX server and don’t want to waste time and bandwidth using Firefox – if it exists – and an X-session, use “Lynx”, Here are the steps in brief:

  1. Download the RPM from IBM’s AIX Linux Toolbox. (search for “lynx”, it’s less than 1 MB in size)
  2. Install it “rpm -ivh package_name.rpm
  3. Run it using “lynx url“, e.g. “lynx http://www.yahoo.com”

Enjoy!

About SoCRaT

Software Engineer, OSS & Linux Geek
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2 Responses to Installing a Text-based Browser on AIX (Lynx)

  1. MikeD says:

    Is there an rpm of lynx built with https support? This default one does not support https web sites. I don’t have a compiler to rebuild the source with https support.

    Mike

  2. Ahmad Amr says:

    have no idea, sorry about that

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