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W3M(1)			    General Commands Manual			W3M(1)

       w3m - a text based web browser and pager

       w3m [OPTION]... [ file |	URL ]...

       w3m is a	text based browser which can display local or remote web pages
       as well as other	documents.  It is able	to  process  HTML  tables  and
       frames  but  it ignores JavaScript and Cascading	Style Sheets.  w3m can
       also serve as a pager for text files named as arguments	or  passed  on
       standard	input, and as a	general	purpose	directory browser.

       w3m  organizes its content in buffers or	tabs, allowing easy navigation
       between them.  With the w3m-img extension installed,  w3m  can  display
       inline  graphics	in web pages.  And whenever w3m's HTML rendering capa-
       bilities	do not meet your needs,	the target URL can be handed over to a
       graphical browser with a	single command.

       For help	with runtime options, press "H"	while running w3m.

       When  given one or more command line arguments, w3m will	handle targets
       according to content type.  For web, w3m	 gets  this  information  from
       HTTP  headers; for relative or absolute file system paths, it relies on

       With no argument, w3m expects data  from	 standard  input  and  assumes
       "text/plain" unless another MIME	type is	given by the user.

       If provided with	no target and no fallback target (see for instance op-
       tion -v below), w3m will	exit with usage	information.

       Command line options are	introduced with	a single "-" character and may
       take an argument.

   General options
       -B     with no other target defined, use	the bookmark page for startup

       -M     monochrome display

	      deactivate mouse support

       -num   display each line's number

       -N     distribute multiple command line arguments to tabs.  By default,
	      a	stack of buffers is used

       -ppc num
	      width of num pixels per character.  Range	of 4.0	to  32.0,  de-
	      fault 8.0.  Larger values	will make tables narrower.  (Implemen-
	      tation not verified)

       -ppl num
	      height of	num pixels per line.  Range of 4.0 to  64.0.   (Imple-
	      mentation	not verified)

       -title, -title=TERM
	      use  the	buffer	name as	terminal title string.	With specified
	      TERM, this sets the title	configuration style accordingly

       -v     with no other target defined, welcome users with a built-in page

       -W     toggle wrapping mode in searches

       -X     do not initialize/deinitialize the terminal

       +num   go to line num; only effective for num larger than the number of
	      lines in the terminal

   Browser options
       -cols num
	      with  stdout  as	destination;  HTML is rendered to lines	of num

       -cookie,	-no-cookie
	      use stored cookies and accept new	ones, or do neither

       -F     render frames

       -graph, -no-graph
	      use or do	not use	graphic	characters for drawing HTML table  and
	      frame borders

       -header string
	      append  string  to  the  HTTP(S) request.	 Expected to match the
	      header syntax Variable: Value

       -m     Render the body of Usenet	messages according to the header "Con-

	      do not use proxy

       -post file
	      use  POST	 method	to upload data defined in file.	 The syntax to
	      be used is var1=value1[&var2=value2]...

       -4     IPv4 only.  Corresponds to dns_order=4 in	configuration files

       -6     IPv6 only.  Corresponds to dns_order=6 in	configuration files

	      use  insecure  SSL  config  options,  alias   for	  -o   ssl_ci-
	      pher=ALL:eNULL:@SECLEVEL=0  -o  ssl_min_version=all  -o ssl_for-
	      bid_method= -o ssl_verify_server=0

   Text	pager options
       -l num number of	lines preserved	internally when	receiving  plain  text
	      from stdin (default 10,000)

       -r     use caret	notation to display special escape characters (such as
	      ANSI escapes or nroff-style backspaces for bold  and  underlined
	      characters) instead of processing	them

       -s     squeeze multiple blank lines into	one

       -t num set tab width to num columns.  No	effect on stdout

   Data	type/encoding options
       -I charset
	      user defined character encoding of input data

       -O charset
	      user defined character encoding of output	data

       -T type
	      explicit characterization	of input data by MIME type

   Options for data output, followed by	immediate exit
       -dump  dump  rendered  page into	stdout.	 Set implicitly	when output is
	      directed to a file or pipe

	      dump the page's source code into stdout

	      dump response of a HEAD request for a URL	into stdout

	      dump HEAD, and source code for a URL into	stdout

	      dump HEAD, source	code, and extra	information  for  a  URL  into

       -help  show a summary of	compiled-in features and command line options

	      show all available configuration options

	      show the version of w3m

   Options for overriding default settings and resources
       -bookmark file
	      use file instead of the default bookmark.html file

       -config file
	      use file instead of the default configuration file

       -o option=value
	      modify  one  configuration  item with an explicitly given	value;
	      without option=value, equivalent to -show-option

       -debug use debug	mode (only for debugging)

	      log headers of HTTP communication	in file	~/.w3m/request.log

   Pager-like usage
       Combine snippets	of HTML	code and preview the page
	      $	cat header.html	footer.html | w3m -T text/html

       Compare two files using tabs
	      $	w3m -N config.old config

   Browser-like	usage
       Display web content in monochrome terminal
	      $	w3m -M

       Display embedded	graphics
	      $	w3m -o auto_image=TRUE

       Display content from Usenet
	      $	w3m -m nntp://

       Upload data for a URL using the POST method
	      $	w3m -post -	<<<'a=0&b=1'

   Filter-like usage
       Convert an HTML file to plain text with a defined line length
	      $	w3m -cols 40 foo.html >	foo.txt

       Output the bookmarks page as text with an appended list of links
	      $	w3m -B -o display_link_number=1	> out.txt

       Conversion of file format and character encoding
	      $	w3m -T text/html -I EUC-JP -O UTF-8 < foo.html > foo.txt

   Start with no input
       Welcome users with a built-in page
	      $	w3m -v

       w3m recognises the environment variable WWW_HOME	as defining a fallback
       target for use if it is invoked without one.

	      default bookmark file

	      user defined configuration file; overrides /etc/w3m/config

	      cookie jar; written on exit, read	on launch

	      browser history -	visited	files and URLs

	      user defined key bindings; overrides default key bindings

	      external viewer configuration file

	      user defined menu; overrides default menu

	      MIME types file

	      user defined mouse settings

	      password and username file

	      contains predefined values to fill recurrent HTML	forms

       README  and  example files are to be found in the doc directory of your
       w3m installation.  Recent information about w3m may  be	found  on  the
       project's web pages at <>

       w3m has incorporated code from several sources.	Users have contributed
       patches and suggestions over time.

       Akinori ITO <>

w3m 0.5.3			  2016-08-06				W3M(1)


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