Re: [dev] Suckless operating system

From: Mate Nagy <>
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2010 17:39:40 +0200

On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 07:12:54PM +0400, anonymous wrote:
> Lynx and Mozilla Firefox support Gopher.
firefox's gopher support has some catches (e.g. only port 70 is
supported, given port after : is ignored).

There is an extension for firefox called overbite:

this adds decent gopher support.

lynx used to be a terribly buggy gopher client, but in recent versions
the major problems seem to be fixed. I remember it had an issue with a
bit overzealous caching, so watch out.

There's also the "gopher" package in Debian, which is supposedly "a
text-based (ncurses) client from the University of Minnesota."
This is an abomination that tries to connect with (the nonstandard)
gopher+ by default and if the gopher server doesn't handle this, fails
utterly. Gopher servers must contain gopher+ trampolines to work
around this problem. It has problems handling menus with more
consecutive info lines than the screen height (this is a bit unusual but
not unknown situation).

My vote: if you're firefox running anyway, use overbite; otherwise try

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