Install Links Browser on Ubuntu 20.04

Links Browser is basically a Web browser which can run in both graphics and text mode. 

Here at Ibmi Media, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to perform related Open Source Software Installation queries.

In this context, we shall look into how to easily install links on your Ubuntu 20.04 LTS operating system.

Steps to follow to install Links browser on Ubuntu 

1. Download Source Files

To get our binaries, we will go to Twibright http://links.twibright.com/download.php website to fetch the required files.

Source files are given on the website in .gzip format. You will download the latest gzip and follow the instructions in the next step.

2. Unpack the Source Files

Here, We will unpack the source files using an archive manager. Archive Managers come preinstalled on Linux systems, if you do not have one installed on your system yet then you can browse your package management system and find one suitable for your needs. This can be done by right-clicking on the source file and you will see an option to extract the file.

3. Configure the source file

Here, we will configure the source and make sure that everything is compatible. To do this, run the below command:

$ ./configure

4. Make file Executable

To install links, we need to use the make command. To do this, simply Run the following command:

$ make

5. Execute Make Install

Here, execute the make command to install Links:

$ sudo make install

How to Launch Links Browser ?

You can launch links via the GUI or by running the below command:

$ lynx http://www.site.com

How to Uninstall Links Browser from Ubuntu Linux system ?

In order to remove Links Browser from your Ubuntu 20.04 LTS system, simply execute the below command:

$ sudo apt remove links

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This article covers how to install, run, and remove the Links browser for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS terminal. In fact, Links provides a pull-down menu system, renders complex pages, has partial HTML 4.0 support (including tables, frames and support for multiple character sets and UTF-8), supports color and monochrome terminals and allows horizontal scrolling.

How To Install links on Ubuntu ?

1. Update system:

$ sudo apt-get update

2. Install links:

Ater updating the OS run following command to install the package:

$ sudo apt-get install links