Firelinks lets you mirror your Firefox browsing session in elinks.
- Use Firefox's graphical interface to navigate the web visually
- Use elinks' austere textual interface to read content with more concentration and less distraction
- Save plain text versions of webpages with elinks' "Save formatted document" command
- Firefox 3 or higher
- Ruby (tested on 1.9.2)
gem install firelinks
Try running it by typing
firelinks on the command line. fIf you get an error
message saying that
firelinks is missing, then you probably have a
issue. Try one of these workarounds:
- Try installing with
sudo gem install firelinks
- Put the directory where Rubygems installs executables on your
firelinks to a newer version, just repeat the installation procedure.
How to use it
Start Firefox. Then start Firelinks by opening a terminal and typing
Firelinks starts Ruby process in your Terminal window, which in turn starts and
elinks session that displays the current webpage.
As you visit pages in Firefox, you should see them should be loaded automatically in the elinks session.
To quit Firelinks, just press
CTRL-C (instead of the normal quit key sequence for elinks).
Bug reports and feature requests
Please submit these at either of these places:
About the developer
My name is Daniel Choi. I specialize in Ruby, Rails, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and iOS development. I am based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and the little software company I run with Hoony Youn is called Kaja Software.