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w3m running in an xterm displaying the Wikipedia main page.
Developer(s)Akinori Ito and team members
Initial release1995
Stable release(s) [±]
Original version0.5.3 / 15 January 2011; 10 years ago (2011-01-15)[1]
Tatsuya Kinoshita versionv0.5.3+git20210102 / 2 January 2021; 5 months ago (2021-01-02)[2]
Preview release(s) [±]
none (n/a) [±]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written inC
Operating systemOS/2,[3][4]Unix & Unix-like (Solaris, SunOS, HP-UX, Linux, FreeBSD and EWS-UX (EWS-4800),[5]Windows (with Cygwin)
Available inEnglish and Japanese
TypeWeb browser, Terminal pager
LicenseMIT license
Websitew3m.sourceforge.net Edit this on Wikidata

w3m is a free software/open source text-based web browser and terminal pager. It has support for tables, frames,[4]SSL connections, color, and inline images on suitable terminals. Generally, it renders pages in a form as true to their original layout as possible.

The name "w3m" stands for "WWW wo miru (WWWを見る)", which is Japanese for "to see the WWW" where W3 is a numeronym of WWW.

The original project appears to be inactive, while a currently maintained version exists and is packaged in various Linux distributions such as Debian and Fedora. This version is available from the repository of Debian developer Tatsuya Kinoshita.

In Emacs

w3m is also used by the Emacs text editor via the emacs-w3m.el Emacs Lisp module.


Two forks of w3m add support for multiple character-encodings and for other features not in the original:

  1. Hironori Sakamoto's w3m-m17n ("m17n" stands for multilingualization)
  2. Kiyokazu Suto's w3mmee ("mee" stands for "Multi-Encoding Extension")

See also


  1. ^ "Browse /w3m". w3m. SourceForge. 15 January 2011. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Releases". tats/w3m. GitHub. 2 January 2021. Retrieved 26 January 2021.
  3. ^ TOKORO, Kyosuke. "w3m 0.2.1–3 for OS/2 WARP". Retrieved 16 August 2010.
  4. ^ a b Watson, Dave (September 2001). "Text-Mode Web Browsers for OS/2". The Southern California OS/2 User Group. Retrieved 16 August 2010.
  5. ^ w3m manual page

External links

By: Wikipedia.org
Edited: 2021-06-18 12:39:00
Source: Wikipedia.org