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       Luakit - Fast, small, WebKit based browser framework extensible by Lua.


       luakit [OPTION] [URI]


       Luakit  is a highly configurable, browser framework based on the WebKit web content engine
       and the GTK+ toolkit. It is very fast, extensible by Lua and licensed under the GNU  GPLv3
       license.  It is primarily targeted at power users, developers and any people with too much
       time on their hands who  want  to  have  fine-grained  control  over  their  web  browsers
       behaviour and interface.

       Luakit can run in various modes, which specify how the user interacts with the browser.

       Normal mode
              This  is  the default mode when Luakit is started. You can load URIs, open tabs and
              windows, access to other modes, etc.

       All mode
              Special meta-mode in which the bindings are present in all modes.

       Insert mode
              When selecting form fields Luakit will enter the insert mode which  allows  you  to
              enter text in form fields without accidentally triggering normal mode bindings.

       Passthrough mode
              Luakit will pass every key event to the WebView until the user presses Escape. This
              is useful for using webpage shortcuts.

       Command mode
              Enter commands. Every action in Luakit is  a  command,  so  basically  you  can  do
              anything from there.

       Lua mode
              Execute arbitrary Lua commands within the Luakit environment.

       Luakit  is  highly  extensible  with userscripts written in Lua. These scripts may provide
       additional modes. Some are embedded by default. You will need to load  the  userscript  to
       use its features. See the CONFIGURATION section for more details.


   Help options
       -h, --help
              Show help options.

              Show all help options.

              Show GTK+ help options.

   Application options
       -k, --check
              Check configuration file and exit.

       -c, --config=FILE
              Configuration file to use.

       -n, --nonblock
              Fork Luakit into the background.

       -U, --nounique
              Ignore libunique bindings.

       -u, --uri=URI
              URI(s) to load at startup.

       -v, --verbose
              Print debugging output.

       -V, --version
              Print version and exit.

              X display to use.


       Luakit  is  fully  usable  with  keyboard. Default bindings should be familiar to users of
       Emacs and Vim; nonetheless a lot of keyboards and mouse shortcuts are shared with  popular
       web browsers.

       Pressing  : will open the command prompt. You can enter commands from there.  You can view
       the current list of bindings in Luakit's help page with the



       Some bindings have an uppercase version which will behave somewhat differently. Some  come
       with  userscripts,  so  you will need to have the appropriate userscript loaded to use it.
       Here follows a list of some noteworthy default bindings.

       ZZ     Quit and save the session.

       ZQ     Quit without saving the session.

       o, O   Open specified URIs. If uppercase, edit current URI.

       t, T   Open specified URIs in new tab. If uppercase, edit current URI.

       w, W   Open specified URIs in new window. If uppercase, edit current URI.

       <Left>, <Down>, <Up>, <Right>
       h, j, k, l
              Scroll page vertically and horizontally.

       <Home>, <End>
       gg, G
              Go to top / bottom of the page.

              Go to [count] percent of the page.

       f, F   Enter follow mode. Use numbers or text to open corresponding links.  Use  arrow  to
              navigate between links. If uppercase, open in new tab.  Requires follow userscript.

       i      Enter  insert  mode.  In some case form fields may not receive characters; press an
              arrow key to insert characters correctly.

       gi     Enter insert mode in the first form field.  Requires go_input userscript.

       <F11>  Toggle fullscreen.

       +, -   Change the zoom level.

       =      Restore zoom level.

       p, P   Open URI from clipboard. If uppercase, open in new tab.

       y      Yank current URI to clipboard.

       <Ctrl>x, <Ctrl>a
              Decrement / increment last number in URI. This is useful for forum threads  or  any
              ordered website.

       H, L   Go back / forward in the browser history.

       <Ctrl><Shift><Tab>, <Ctrl><Tab>
       <Ctrl><PageDown>, <Ctrl><PageUp>
       gT, gt
              Go to previous / next tab.

              Go to tab #, where # is between 0 and 9.

       <, >   Reorder tabs.  Requires taborder userscript.

              Close [count] tabs.

       u      Restore last closed tab.

       gy     Duplicate current tab.

       gh, gH Open homepage. If uppercase, open in new tab.

       r, R   Reload current page. If uppercase, skip cache.

              Stop loading the current page.

              Enter passthrough mode. Use ESC to return to normal mode.

              Associate  current  URI  to  quickmark  #,  where  # is an ASCII letter or a digit.
              Requires quickmarks userscript.

       go[a-zA-Z0-9], gn[a-zA-Z0-9], gw[a-zA-Z0-9]
              Open specified quickmark  in  current  tab  /  new  tab  /  new  window.   Requires
              quickmarks userscript.

       B      Add current URI to bookmarks.

       gb, gB Open bookmarks manager. If uppercase, open in new tab.

       /, ?   Search / reverse search for a string on current page.

       n, N   Find next / previous result from search.


       All  bindings  actually  refer  to  commands.  However, some commands do not have bindings
       associated by default. If completion userscript is used, you can autocomplete commands  by
       pressing  <TAB>  by default. Once again, you should consult the configuration files to get
       an exhaustive list. The currently available functions may be displayed from the help view,
       which you can open with the :help command.

       Here follows some noteworthy commands:

              Display and search bookmarks.

              Open Download page, which displays all downloads along with their status.

       :dump  Download current page.

       :help  Display all commands and bindings, along with their description. The help page also
              features some details about modes.

              Display and search history.

              Launch WebKit inspector.  Use :inspect! to toggle off.

              Disable search highlighting.

              Display the quickmarks list.

              Display the tab history.

              Display page source code.  Use :view-source! to toggle off.


       Luakit will load configuration files from the following folders in priority order:



       Default configuration files:

              The keyboard and mouse bindings.

              General configuration, like home  page,  search  engines,  user  agent,  per-domain
              properties, cookies policy.

              All default modes are set in this file.

       rc.lua Main configuration files. All other files are loaded from there.

              Colors definition.

              WebKit related.

              Status bar, windows and tabs behaviour.

       Embedded userscript will be loaded from $XDG_DATA_DIRS/luakit/lib.

       All  browsing-related  files  are  stored in $XDG_DATA_HOME/luakit.  All of are created if
       needed and if they do not exist. Depending on the userscripts you are using, you may find:

              An SQLite3 database  containing  your  complete  bookmark  list.  If  you  want  to
              synchronise  your  bookmarks  between your different systems, just share this file.
              You can use a symbolic link if the file is not stored in the required folder.

              This file contains all details needed for websites keeping track  of  your  status,
              like login information. Delete this file once you are finished with browsing if you
              are not on your personal system.

              Your browsing history.  Delete this file once you are finished with browsing if you
              are not on your personal system.

              A  plain  text file saving your quickmarks. The structure is extremely simple: each
              line is a single quickmark; first character is the quickmark shortcut  and  may  be
              one of [a-zA-Z0-9]; second character is a space; the remaining part is the URI.


       If  you  do  not  want  to stick to the default configuration and want to benefit from the
       flexibility and extensibility  of  Luakit,  you  can  fully  configure  it  from  the  Lua
       configuration files.

       If  you  do  not  want  to start from scratch, you may use default configuration files and
       tweak them to fit your needs. Use the following command to copy configuration file to your
       home folder:

              cp -r $XDG_CONFIG_DIRS/luakit $XDG_CONFIG_HOME

       You can now edit the new files. Configuration should be quite straightforward, even if you
       do not know much about Lua.


       Luakit  was  mainly  developed  by  Mason   Larobina   <>.   Other
       contributors are listed in the AUTHORS file.

       This man page was written by Pierre Neidhardt <>.