Akinori Ito <email@example.com>
Corrected by Tom Berger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
W-three-M. It doesn't rhyme with
It's an abbreviation of
WWW-wo-Miru, which is Japanese
See the WWW. So in English the name of this browser
would be something like
It runs on various versions of Unix, since version 990226 on OS/2 and since version 990303 also on MS-Windows with Cygwin32.
More recent versions have been confirmed to run on:
At the English w3m home page.
There is a mailing list for developers (w3m-dev-en). Please see the w3m home page for details. You may also mail your comments to the author.
So far there are only binaries for the win/cygnus32 version. Contact the author if you want to contribute binaries for other platforms.
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No problem :-)
w3m is a pager. Therefore it just quits when invoked without any arguments. It keeps running
When compiled with color support, w3m assumes a white background and therefore displays black characters.
You may either change the background color of your terminal (e.g. with the -bg option in a xterm) or take these steps
oto get to the options setting panel
Display with coloras
YESand choose an arbitrary color
Yes. When you run
./configure, answer the question
Let's do some configurations. Choose config option among the list. 1 - Baby model (no color, no menu, no mouse, no cookie, no SSL) 2 - Little model (color, menu, no mouse, no cookie, no SSL) 3 - Mouse model (color, menu, mouse, no cookie, no SSL) 4 - Cookie model (color, menu, mouse, cookie, no SSL) 5 - Monster model (with everything; you need openSSL library) 6 - Customize Which?
with 2, 3, 4, or 5.
Yes. You may either
configurequestion with 1, or
owithin w3m to enter the options setting panel and turn off color display mode.
You can shift the display by moving the cursor to the edge of the screen. You may also use the following commands
Another idea would be adjusting the xterm with the -geometry option e.g. something like
xterm -geometry 110x45 -bg white -name w3m -e w3m -B
You can move to the next hyperlink using TAB. ESC TAB moves the cursor to the previous hyperlink. (see Section Functions and Key bindings of w3m's manual)
w3m doesn't support the attribute COLOR="..." of HTML. It wouldn't be impossible to implement this, but I think it would make documents more difficult to read.
o within w3m to get the options panel. You
can change these settings there.
Go to the options setting panel using the
o key. Any
entry in the
Editor field overrides the environment
If you want to use the editor specified by EDITOR, blank the field and save the settings using the button [OK].
Clear input text using CTRL-u and hit RETURN.
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Form input fields are displayed in red (or reverse). Move the cursor to them. Then, if it is
resetfield, the respective action is performed.
w3m renders a HTML document in two passes. Therefore it doesn't start to display the document until it has finished reading it.
Most other browsers display the document before having read the whole page, and therefore seem faster.
w3m doesn't have its own cache. Therefore, it reads the document from the server each time it accesses it. If possible, use a cache server.
d with Lynx-like keybindings) or
If you want to download an inline image, use
ESC I. (see
Functions and Key bindings of w3m's manual)
Set the environment variables HTTP_PROXY, HTTPS_PROXY, GOPHER_PROXY
and FTP_PROXY, or use the options setting panel (
o key). For
example, if you want to use port 8000 of proxy.example.org, specify
By default w3m uses xv to view images. If you want to change it
into, let's say,
display, add the following line to
~/.w3m/mailcap or /etc/mailcap:
image/*; display %s
You can specify external viewers of other file types as well:
image/*; display %s application/postscript; ghostview %s application/x-dvi; xdvi %s
Enter the complete address, e.g. http://www.slashdot.org.
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It is ~/.w3m/config.
With this file, each user can adjust w3m's behavior by changing the values of options whose effects are described in the options setting panel. Each line contains one option setting, consisting of an option name and its value with a space as a separator.
Without a user-specific configuration file, w3m honours the system wide configuration file /etc/w3m/config.
These are temporary files used by w3m when reading documents from a WWW server. They are not cache files and are usually deleted when w3m is terminated. If any temp files are left behind, please remove them yourself.
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