How to Visit Websites Using CLI Browser on Manjaro 21



System admins need light resources applications so they can do many things under a few bytes of memory. I am introducing your a wonderful application that works like a charm via Command Line Interface. I recommend you to install it on your Manjaro 21 system.

I would appreciate it if you install Elinks using Manjaro repositories only. The most important thing is that You will observe the XFCE Desktop. However, Desktop Environment is your personal choice.

Elinks Package Prerequisites for Manjaro

The Elinks does not require any dependencies. It is a single installer package and does not have any special libraries.

Step 1. Installation Process on Manjaro 21

We talked previously, the only way to make Elinks install is the use of Manjaro Rolling repositories. Arch Linux PPAs have lots of issues and have the potential to break the Manjaro environment. We will make the Elinks installation process quite simpler. Here update the operating system first.

$ sudo pacman -Syu

Now the distribution is up to date. It is ready to install the available application. Now I am going to use the given command to begin the installation of Elinks.

$ sudo pacman -S elinks

Once installed you will be able to run the browser from the terminal.

Step 2. Running Elinks on Manjaro 21

The package of our very own Elinks is now successfully installed. Now we want access to the package. It is important to make sure that we can fully verify using both the command line and the GUI. We often use the following command to make any sort of version verification Elinks on Manjaro Rolling.

$ elinks

Elinks is available on both the graphical user interface and the command line I am using XFCE on top of Manjaro’s Rolling installation. You can check your dashboard and use the mouse to launch Elinks. You can see the screenshot below.

Here is how it will look like.

The address bar will look like something below on your system depending on your desktop environment.

Step 3. Surf the Web Using Elinks on Manjaro 21

You can see how Google will show up in this browser.

How does Gmail look like on this browser?

Step 4. Removing the browser on Manjaro 21

You remember, I used Manjaro’s Rolling repositories, so I am using simple pacman command to get rid of it.

$ sudo pacman -Rs elinks


The guide guides us how the installation, launching, and removing procedures of Elinks on a Manjaro Rolling system look like. I hope you enjoy using Elinks on Manjaro as your default browser.

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