(pronounced 'double-yew three emm
') is a free text-based pager
Written by Akinori Ito of Yamagata University, w3m (short for 'www wo miru', Japanese for 'view the www') was based on a pre-1991 file pager also by Mr. Akinori named fm ('file wo miru').2 w3m is bilingual (Japanese/English) and was first released in 1995.
It has been confirmed that w3m runs under:
A holy war of sorts exists between those who favour w3m over lynx and links (or one of the more obscure text-based browsers) -- here are a few points raised in favour of w3m (although some of these are currently in development / implemented in the competition):
Although Mr. Akinori
has no plans for w3m
, development by other individuals continues -- Ambrose Li
, for example, is responsible for implementing cookies
. Source tarballs
containing contributions are available from http://www.w3m.org/
- w3m home page:
- timball's w3m page:
A note regarding pronunciation: In the w3m faq
, the author points out that '[w3m
] doesn't rhyme with pteranodon
'. No, I don't understand that either.
2 Shro0m points out that 'www wo miru' is a highly unusual transliteration and that people rarely use 'wo' as the particle. 'www o miru' is much more common.