Moving w3m out of standard

James Dinkel jdinkel at
Mon Jun 16 18:08:37 UTC 2008

On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 12:31 PM, Andreas Schildbach
<andreas at> wrote:
>> I think an interactive web browser is completely unnecessary on a
>> server.  You should do your browsing from a workstation, and then use
>> wget or sftp to transfer any files you need to the server.
> There are cases where the documentation that is packaged with typical
> server applications only comes as HTML (e.g. Wordpress). You won't get
> far with 'less' here, I always installed lynx for these cases.

I would read the documentation on another system then, assuming the
system referred to is a production server and not a test server.  Even
it there is a viable need for an interactive web browser, I think the
use case would be so rare and added to the fact that people will have
differing preferences on which text browser is best, that including
any one in the default seed is a bad idea.


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