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Ubuntu lynx installation guide

Lynx is a web browser in command line terminal. That means, even in the Ubuntu command line terminal, you can still surf internet and view websites. Lynx is not installed by default during Ubuntu installation. You need to manually install lynx using apt-get install or aptitude install.

Here is an example of lynx installation using apt-get install lynx command:

luzar@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install lynx

[sudo] password for luzar:

Reading package lists... Done

Building dependency tree

Reading state information... Done

The following NEW packages will be installed:


0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 9 not upgraded.

Need to get 1168kB of archives.

After this operation, 4997kB of additional disk space will be used.

Get:1 hardy/main lynx 2.8.6-2ubuntu2 [1168kB]

Get:2 hardy/main lynx 2.8.6-2ubuntu2 [1168kB]

Get:3 hardy/main lynx 2.8.6-2ubuntu2 [1168kB]

Get:4 hardy/main lynx 2.8.6-2ubuntu2 [1168kB]

Get:5 hardy/main lynx 2.8.6-2ubuntu2 [1168kB]

Get:6 hardy/main lynx 2.8.6-2ubuntu2 [1168kB]

Get:7 hardy/main lynx 2.8.6-2ubuntu2 [1168kB]

Fetched 143kB in 30min22s (79B/s)

Selecting previously deselected package lynx.

(Reading database ... 28836 files and directories currently installed.)

Unpacking lynx (from .../lynx_2.8.6-2ubuntu2_i386.deb) ...

Setting up lynx (2.8.6-2ubuntu2) ...


That's all. Now we've got Lynx installed in our system.


  1. 2 years later and I got the perfect answer to my problem by this post! Thanks a lot :)

  2. when I write the command
    "sudo apt-get install cmus"
    it says like this:
    e: no packages.

    Please help me...

  3. THX a lot that was really helpfull. I hadn't realized that lynx was a part of the standart repositoies :D


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