emacx as a browser?

Shlomi Fish shlomif at shlomifish.org
Sun Jun 30 20:11:37 UTC 2013

Hi Karen,

On Sun, 30 Jun 2013 14:35:11 -0400 (EDT)
Karen Lewellen <klewellen at shellworld.net> wrote:

> Hi folks,
> let me ask these two questions very very carefully.
> The organization with whom I produce of my radio projects just got a 
> donated hosting package from dreamhost.
> www.dreamhost.com
> Actually the stuff it  includes is rather allot.
> One element is a shell structure that uses the totally text based shell of 
> debian.
> I mean totally c text based too.
> my questions are two.
> first,
> one of the packages they say can be used as a text based browser is emacs.
> My support person  says there are web modules that allow for this.  He is 
> getting educated vast as to access though, so I wanted to ask here if 
> anyone has used emacs for browsing?
> The second question comes from them.
> is there a command line set of keystrokes that will produce a list of all 
> the packages that may be available on their shell?
> Yes it is going to be allot, but apparently there is no category listing.
> Since they really have chosen only purely text based tools, they want me to 
> have that list.

Did you try "dpkg -l" (with a lowercase "l" - see
http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/lucid/man1/dpkg.1.html ) or "aptitude ~s~i"?

That will only work on Debian derivatives.


	Shlomi Fish

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