Get Lynx for Mac OS X
Anyway, after updating to a new version of OS X I discovered my previous installation of lynx was not functioning. Thankfully it’s very easy to install a working version with the help of MacPorts. With that in mind, let’s review how to install and run a working version of Lynx in OS X.
How to Install & Run Lynx in Mac OS X
For the purpose of this walkthrough, we’re going to keep requirements to a minimum and install lynx through MacPorts, here’s what you’ll need:
Assuming you have now installed Xcode and MacPorts, here’s how to install lynx:
sudo port install lynx
MacPorts will then fetch all the required dependencies including ncurses and zlib, and then proceed to install the lynx browser.
Once it’s finished, just type ‘lynx’ at the command line and it’ll launch as expected. You can then hit “G” to go to a URL, or open one directly from the command line.
This opens OSXDaily.com, for example:
You then just use the arrow keys and return/enter to navigate around a site.
Lynx is great, enjoy! And yes, this works to install lynx browser in OS X Yosemite, OS X Mavericks, OS X Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard, you name it. Just be sure to have the appropriate version of Xcode and MacPorts for your Mac. Yes, you can also use Homebrew to install Lynx if you want, that’s up to you.