I'm looking for a web browser that I can install on my VPS and through an SSH client like Putty, I can browse the web through. I would like the browser to meet these requirements,
- Runs on Linux
- Command line interface
Another one I've used is Lynx. It also meets all my requirements of running on Linux, has a command line interface, and is gratis. It's in active development with changes made just a few days ago from the time of this writing.
If you're looking for a browser that has a lot of different options that can be turned on and off, I would recommend this software. It's available on Linux, OS X, and even Windows.
Lynx is a fully-featured World Wide Web (WWW) browser for users on Unix, VMS, and other platforms running cursor-addressable, character-cell terminals or emulators. That includes vt100 terminals, other character-cell displays, and vt100 emulators such as Kermit or Procomm running on PCs or Macs.
The one I've heard of is ELinks. It's very simple and easy to use. It meets all my requirements of running on Linux, has a command line interface, and is gratis. It supports many different platforms including Linux, OS X, and CygWin.
I would recommend ELinks for day to day use. It supports tabs and a download manager. It also has a history and bookmark system. It also has many options that can be configured.
ELinks is an advanced and well-established feature-rich text mode web (HTTP/FTP/..) browser. ELinks can render both frames and tables, is highly customizable and can be extended via Lua or Guile scripts. It is quite portable and runs on a variety of platforms. Check the about page for a more complete description.
ELinks is an Open Source project covered by the GNU General Public License. It originates from the Links project written by Mikulas Patocka.