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       w3m - a text based Web browser and pager

       w3m [options] [URL or filename]

       Use "w3m -h" to display a complete list of current options.

       w3m  is  a  World  Wide Web (WWW) text based client. It has English and
       Japanese help files and an option menu and can  be  configured  to  use
       either language. It will display hypertext markup language (HTML) docu-
       ments containing links to files residing on the local system,  as  well
       as  files  residing  on  remote systems. It can display HTML tables and
       frames.  In addition, it can be used as a "pager" in much the same man-
       ner as "more" or "less".  Current versions of w3m run on Unix (Solaris,
       SunOS, HP-UX, Linux, FreeBSD, and EWS4800)  and  on  Microsoft  Windows

       At  start  up,  w3m will load any local file or remote URL specified at
       the command line.  For help with runtime options, press "H" while  run-
       ning w3m.  Command line options are:

       -t tab set tab width

       -r     ignore backspace effect

       -l line
              # of preserved line (default 10000)

       -s     Shift_JIS

       -j     JIS

       -e     EUC-JP

       -B     load bookmark

       -bookmark file
              specify bookmark file

       -T type
              specify content-type

       -m     internet message mode

       -v     visual startup mode

       -M     monochrome display

       -F     automatically render frame

       -dump  dump formatted page into stdout

       -cols width
              specify column width (used with -dump)

       -ppc count
              specify  the number of pixels per character (default 8.0) Larger
              values will make tables narrower.

              dump page source into stdout

              dump response of HEAD request into stdout

              dump HEAD and source into stdout

              dump HEAD, source, and extra information into stdout

       -post file
              use POST method with file content

       -header string
              insert string as a header

       +<num> goto <num> line

       -num   show line number

              don't use proxy

              don't use mouse

       -pauth user:pass
              proxy authentication

       -S     squeeze multiple blank lines

       -W     toggle wrap search mode

       -X     don't use termcap init/deinit

       -o opt=value
              assign value to config option

       -config file
              specify config file

       -debug DO NOT USE

       To use w3m as a pager:
              $ ls | w3m

       To use w3m to translate HTML files:
              $ cat foo.html | w3m -T text/html

              $ cat foo.html | w3m -dump -T text/html >foo.txt

       This is the w3m 0.2.1 Release.

       Additional information about w3m may be found on its Japanese  language
       Web site located at:
       or on its English version of the site at:

       w3m has incorporated code from several sources.  Hans J. Boehm, Alan J.
       Demers, Xerox Corp. and Silicon Graphics have the copyright of  the  GC
       library  comes  with  w3m  package.  Users have contributed patches and
       suggestions over time.

       Akinori ITO <>

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