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       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 capabilities 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 filenames.

       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 option -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,  default  8.0.   Larger
              values will make tables narrower. (Implementation not verified)

       -ppl num
              height of num pixels per line. Range of 4.0 to 64.0. (Implementation 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

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

       -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:

       -m     Render the body of Usenet messages according to the header “Content-type”

              do not use proxy

       -post file
              use POST method to  upload  data  defined  in  file.  The  syntax  to  be  used  is

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

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

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

       -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

       -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

              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 stdout

       -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

       -debug DO NOT USE

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

              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 ⟨