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Original author(s)Petr Baudiš, Jonas Fonseca
Final release
0.15.0[1] Edit this on Wikidata / 24 December 2021
Preview release0.12pre6[2] (30 October 2012; 9 years ago (2012-10-30)) [±]
Written inC
Operating systemLinux, Unix
Available inEnglish, Polish, Danish, French, Serbian, Hungarian, Czech, German
TypeText-based web browser
Websitewww.elinks.cz Edit this on Wikidata
Developer(s)Witold Filipczyk
Stable release
0.15.0 / December 24, 2021; 8 months ago (2021-12-24)

ELinks is a free text-based web browser for Unix-like operating systems.

It began in late 2001 as an experimental fork by Petr Baudiš of the Links Web browser, hence the E in the name. Since then, the E has come to stand for Enhanced or Extended.[3] On 1 September 2004, Baudiš handed maintainership of the project over to Danish developer Jonas Fonseca, citing a lack of time and interest and a desire to spend more time coding rather than reviewing and organising releases.[4]

On 17 March 2017, OpenBSD removed ELinks from its ports tree, citing concerns with security issues and lack of responsiveness from the developers.[5]

On 17 November 2017, ELinks was forked into another program called felinks meaning forked elinks.[6] It is being actively maintained with the latest version at 0.15.0 dated 24 December 2021.[7]


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  1. ^ https://github.com/rkd77/elinks/releases/tag/v0.15.0; publication date: 24 December 2021; retrieved: 27 April 2022.
  2. ^ "ELinks - Full-Featured Text WWW Browser". elinks.or.cz. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
  3. ^ "ELinks history page". Retrieved 14 December 2010.
  4. ^ a b Fonseca, Jonas (24 December 2004). "[elinks-users] [ANNOUNCE] ELinks-0.10.0 (Thelma)". Linux From Scratch. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  5. ^ Barrett, Edd (17 March 2017). "Remove www/elinks from the ports tree".
  6. ^ "felinks".
  7. ^ "v0.15.0".
  8. ^ a b c d e Bolso, Erik Inge (8 March 2005). "2005 Text Mode Browser Roundup". Linux Journal. Retrieved 5 August 2010.

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