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      w3m - a text based Web browser and pager

      w3m [options] [URL or filename]

      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)
      documents 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
      manner as "more" or "less".  Current versions of w3m run on Unix
      (Solaris, SunOS, HP-UX, Linux, FreeBSD, and EWS4800) and on Microsoft
      Windows 9x/NT.

      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
      running w3m.  Command line options are:

      -t tab
           set tab width

      -r   ignore backspace effect

      -l line
           # of preserved line (default 10000)

      -I charset
           document charset

      -O charset
           display/output charset

      -B   load bookmark

      -bookmark file
           specify bookmark file

      -T type
           specify content-type

      -m   internet message mode

      -v   visual startup mode

      -M   monochrome display

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      -N   open URL of command line on each new tab

      -F   automatically render frame

           dump formatted page into stdout

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

      -ppc count
           specify the number of pixels per character (4.0...32.0).  Larger
           values will make tables narrower.  [default 8.0]

      -ppl count
           specify the number of pixels per line (4.0...64.0)

           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

           goto <num> line

      -num show line number

           don't use proxy

      -4   IPv4 only (-o dns_order=4)

      -6   IPv6 only (-o dns_order=6)

           don't use mouse

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           use cookie.

           don't use cookie

           use graphic character

           don't use graphic character

      -S   squeeze multiple blank lines

      -W   toggle wrap search mode

      -X   don't use termcap init/deinit

      -title [=TERM]
           set buffer name to terminal title string. If TERM is specified,
           use the TERM style title configuration.

      -o opt=value
           assign value to config option

           show all available config option

      -config file
           specify config file

           show usage

           show w3m version

           write request logfile

           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

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

           configuration file

           key binding configuration file

           mouse configuration file

           cookie file

           history file

           passowrd and username file

           form parameters file

           external viewer configuration file

           MIME types file

      This is the w3m 0.5.3 Release.

      Please see the MANUAL.html file distributed with w3m for more detailed

      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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