Fwd: FreeBSD 7.1 Content

Oliver Fromme 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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