I wish to access AskUbuntu in the terminal for seeing questions and their related answers.

My use case is this:

AskUbuntu is an excellent source of learning Linux. But I will have to continuously shift between my browser and terminal every time for seeing the site and learning by typing commands in terminal.

So I wish to atleast browse through the questions and the associated answers from the terminal (My requirement is not to post a new question in AskUbuntu from the terminal, so I don't even require to be signed in). In this way, I can see and type in the terminal itself.

Is it possible?

  • Install a command line browser such as lynx. – Jos May 12 '20 at 8:59
  • @Jos. Ok. Thanks for that. – Praveen Kumar-M May 12 '20 at 9:03
  • Terminal browsers are still browsers that run inside your terminal. You run it like any other program, by typing the program name in the terminal, then open askubuntu.com, then search, then close the browser and continue in the terminal. In most terminal windows, you can open tabs so you don't have to close the browser to continue, but you still have to switch between the tabs. I recommend you to get used to switch between your browser and your terminal. The fastest way to switch between windows is Alt+ Tab – Turtle10000 May 12 '20 at 9:06
  • @Turtle10000 Thanks for that sweet message. Yes Alt + Tab is a great key. Aware of it. One more reason for not opening the browser is to avoid all the social media messages and the AI-based recommendations. It takes our time away. – Praveen Kumar-M May 12 '20 at 9:16

I use lynx a terminal based web browser.

sudo apt-get install lynx

for detail of other terminal based web browsers refer this link: Browsing the internet from the command line


There is a terminalbased browser: elinks. The design is not very easy, but it works.

  • Thank you. Can you give a case example for AskUbuntu? That will make things more clear. – Praveen Kumar-M May 12 '20 at 9:02

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