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A combination editor, browser, and mail client that is 100% text based.

Edbrowse is a combination editor, browser, and mail client that is 100% text based. The interface is similar to /bin/ed, though there are many more features, such as editing multiple files simultaneously, and rendering html. This program was originally written for blind users, but many sighted users have taken advantage of the unique scripting capabilities of this program, which can be found nowhere else. A batch job, or cron job, can access web pages on the internet, submit forms, and send email, with no human intervention whatsoever. edbrowse can also tap into databases through odbc.

Version: 3.8.6 License: GPL-2 and MIT GitHub
Maintainers ryandesign
Categories www
Homepage http://edbrowse.org/
Platforms darwin freebsd
  • universal (Build for multiple architectures)

"edbrowse" depends on

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extract (1)
build (2)

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Port notes

The startup item only creates a secure temporary directory for edbrowse; it does not start edbrowse. A startup item has been generated that will start edbrowse with launchd, and will be enabled automatically on activation. Execute the following command to manually _disable_ it:

sudo port unload edbrowse

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edbrowse seems to have been updated (port version: 3.8.6, new version: 3.8.7)

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