Lynx Browser: Commands


  MOVEMENT: Down arrow – Highlight next topic
Up arrow – Highlight previous topic
Right arrow, – Jump to highlighted topic
Return, Enter – Follow selected link
Left arrow – Return to previous topic
  SCROLLING: + – Scroll down to next page (Page-Down)
– Scroll up to previous page (Page-Up)
SPACE – Scroll down to next page (Page-Down)
b – Scroll up to previous page (Page-Up)
CTRL-A – Go to first page of the current document (Home)
CTRL-E – Go to last page of the current document (End)
CTRL-B – Scroll up to previous page (Page-Up)
CTRL-F – Scroll down to next page (Page-Down)
CTRL-N – Go forward two lines in the current document
CTRL-P – Go back two lines in the current document
) – Go forward half a page in the current document
( – Go back half a page in the current document
^ – Go to the first link on the current line
$ – Go to the last link on the current line
< – Go to the previous link in the current column
> – Go to the next link in the current column
# – Go to Toolbar or Banner in the current document
  DIRED: c – Create a new file
d – Download selected file
e – Edit selected file
f – Show a full menu of options for current file
m – Modify the name or location of selected file
r – Remove selected file
t – Tag highlighted file
u – Upload a file into the current directory
  OTHER: ? (or h) – Help (this screen)
a – Add the current link to a bookmark file
c – Send a comment to the document owner
d – Download the current link
e – Edit the current file
E – Edit the current link’s URL (or ACTION) and
use that as a goto URL.
g – Goto a user specified URL or file
G – Edit the current document’s URL and use that
as a goto URL.
i – Show an index of documents
j – Execute a jump operation
k – Show list of actual key mappings
l – List references (links) in current document
m – Return to main screen
o – Set your options
p Print to a file, mail, printers, or other
q – Quit (Capital ‘Q’ for quick quit)
/ – Search for a string within the current document
s – Enter a search string for an external search
n – Go to the next search string
N – Go to the previous search string
v – View a bookmark file
V – Go to the Visited Links Page
x – Force submission of form or link with no-cache
z – Cancel transfer in progress
[backspace] – Go to the History Page
= – Show info about current document, URL and link
\ – Toggle document source/rendered view
! – Spawn your default shell
– Toggle “historical” vs minimal or valid comment
parsing
_ – Clear all authorization info for this session
` – Toggle minimal or valid comment parsing
* – Toggle image_links mode on and off
@ – Toggle raw 8-bit translations or CJK mode
on or off
. – Run external program on the current link.
, – Run external program on the current document.
{ – Shift the screen left.
} – Shift the screen right.
| – Toggle line-wrap mode.  When line-wrap is
off, you may use { and } to shift the screen
left/right.  The screen width is set to 999.
~ – Toggle parsing of nested tables (experimental).
[ – Toggle pseudo_inlines mode on and off
] – Send a HEAD request for the current doc or link
– Toggle valid or “soft” double-quote parsing
CTRL-R – Reload current file and refresh the screen
CTRL-L – Refresh the screen
CTRL-V – Outside of a text input line or field,
switch to alternative parsing of HTML.
– In a form text input field,
CTRL-V prompts for a key command (allows
escaping from the field).
Note that on most UNIX hosts, CTRL-V is bound
via stty to the lnext (literal-next) code but
the exact behavior of that is implementation
specific.  On Solaris you must type CTRL-V
twice to use it, since it quotes the following
keystroke.
CTRL-U – Inside text input line or field,
erase input line (more input line commands)
– Outside of text input or field,
undo returning to previous topic.
CTRL-G – Cancel input or transfer
CTRL-T – Toggle trace mode on and off
; – View the Lynx Trace Log for the current session
CTRL-K – Invoke the Cookie Jar Page
CTRL-X – Invoke the Cache Jar Page
numbers – Invoke the prompt
Follow link (or goto link or page) number:
or the
Select option (or page) number:
prompt
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