for those who use elinks?

Tony Baechler tony at
Fri Mar 18 12:38:49 UTC 2016


On my Ubuntu 14.04 server, elinks doesn't have Javascript support. As you 
may know, there are several packages, all slightly different. Specifically, 
there are elinks, links and links2. One of those might have Javascript 
support, but I doubt it, at least not on a standard Ubuntu system. I suggest 
having them custom compile from source with the Javascript libraries. You 
can compile your own version for use in your home directory as Tim already 
pointed out.

On 3/17/2016 2:26 PM, Karen Lewellen wrote:
> Hi all,
> simple question, I hope.
> Elinks is one of the advantages here at shellworld, or was until the Ubuntu
> change in the floor.
> For those who may use elinks under Ubuntu, is there a simple way to confirm
> if java script support has been enabled?
> Under Freebsd which we had before, it functioned, but the compiling required
> something extra I keep hearing spider monkey in my head, but that might not
> be correct.
> In any case, is there a setting I can check?
> Thanks,
> Kare
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