Finding Information on the Internet: A Tutorial [About this new look]Lynx Basics
UC Berkeley - Teaching Library Internet Workshops
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What is Lynx?
How do I Access Lynx?
How do I Use Lynx?
Lynx Command Summary
Lynx is a "browser" program like Netscape or Internet Explorer that can access information on World Wide Web [WWW]. Unlike Mosaic or Netscape, Lynx does not p rovide access to images, film or sound, but does allow you to read the text of any WWW document, and to select hypertext links in these documents. You can use Lynx to go to any WWW document, to fill out forms available on WWW, to print and save files and perform many other tasks. (For more information about browsers, click here.)Return to Outline
If you do not have a campus e-mail account:
If you have a modem at home, but do not have a campus e-mail account, you can use the "Remote Access" leaflet instructions to dial in to the campus network.
At the Annex: prompt, type telnet infolib.berkeley.edu 70 and follow the instructions above.
You will notice that some words or phrases on any Lynx screen will be highlighted. These highlighted phrases are hyptertext links, and are what you use to go to other documents. To select a highlighted phrase, use your arrow and return keys. As you arrow through the document, your cursor will move from one hypertext link to the next. The choice you are currently at will be highlighted in reverse color. If you press the return key, the link your cursor is on will be selected and you will move to t hat document.
If you have the URL for a specific document, you can go directly to that document by typing the letter g. You will then be prompted for the URL.
Lynx also provides help screens, which you can see at anytime by typing ? or H.Return to Outline
To move through the document:
To move through World Wide Web:
Downloading, mailing and printing:
Options for users who have Lynx as part of their e-mail service:
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