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|Developer(s)||Akinori Ito and team members|
|Operating system||OS/2, Unix & Unix-like (Solaris, SunOS, HP-UX, Linux, FreeBSD and EWS-UX (EWS-4800), Windows (with Cygwin)|
|Available in||English and Japanese|
|Type||Web browser, Terminal pager|
w3m is a free software/open source text-based web browser and terminal pager. It has support for tables, frames, SSL connections, color, and inline images on suitable terminals. Generally, it renders pages in a form as true to their original layout as possible.
The original project appears to be inactive, while a currently maintained version exists and is packaged in various Linux distributions such as Debian and Fedora. This version is available from the repository of Debian developer Tatsuya Kinoshita.
The most notable feature is full keyboard navigability on everything.[better source needed][dubious ] For instance, searching using google can be done through the terminal. Links can be navigated using the arrow keys. Even gmail is navigatable in the same manner.
Two forks of w3m add support for multiple character-encodings and for other features not in the original:
- Hironori Sakamoto's w3m-m17n ("m17n" stands for multilingualization)
- Kiyokazu Suto's w3mmee ("mee" stands for "Multi-Encoding Extension")
- "Browse /w3m". w3m. SourceForge. 15 January 2011. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
- "Releases". tats/w3m. GitHub. 2 January 2021. Retrieved 26 January 2021.
- TOKORO, Kyosuke. "w3m 0.2.1–3 for OS/2 WARP". Retrieved 16 August 2010.
- Watson, Dave (September 2001). "Text-Mode Web Browsers for OS/2". The Southern California OS/2 User Group. Retrieved 16 August 2010.
- w3m manual page
- Hoffman, Chris. "How to Browse From the Linux Terminal With W3M". How-To Geek. Retrieved 31 July 2021.