Fwd: FreeBSD 7.1 Content
olli at lurza.secnetix.de
Mon Sep 8 16:49:45 UTC 2008
Kevin Oberman wrote:
> Kai Otto wrote:
> > I think someone mentioned it earlier, but I'm not shure.
> > IMHO it would _be_ nice if there's a HTML-browser in the standard
> > installation (with option to not install it in sysinstall).
> > I say HTML and not web because I think about the /usr/share/doc
> > .html-documentation. If someone really has no Internet-connection as
> > mentioned before he/she isn't able to read the handbook, which IMHO is a
> > very important part of FreeBSD. There are great manpages and exaple files,
> > but the best explanations are in the handbook.
That's why there's a plain .txt file of the Handbook.
No browser required.
> These days a web browser is almost essential. The question is lynx or
> links? I prefer links, but lynx is more popular. I hope you don't
> insist on a GUI. Those things are far too big and require an X install.
There's also w3m which some people seem to prefer.
It's quite light-weight:
$ cd /usr/local/bin
$ ls links lynx w3m
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 1059000 Aug 7 09:48 links
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 1184784 Jun 9 15:17 lynx
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 403592 Jun 9 16:15 w3m
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