The current Lynx development code is accessible via


This page contains links to the July 8, 2018 Lynx v2.8.9 release. This supersedes Lynx v2.8.8.

The following v2.8.9 files are available for downloading:
CHANGES – changes made since version 2-8
INSTALLATION – how to configure, build and install Lynx – the distribution file – a list of files in the zip file
lynx2.8.9.tar.Z - the distribution in compressed tar format
lynx2.8.9.tar.gz – the distribution in gzip'd tar format
lynx2.8.9.tar.bz2 – the distribution in bzip2'd tar format
lynx2.8.9/ – a v2.8.9 breakout
New features in this release
Bug fixes for this release

Here is the Lynx v2.8.9 online help.


If you prefer downloading older files, use the following links instead

Archivers: gz, bz2, zip

Gzip can be obtained from any Gnu archive site, e.g.,

Bzip 2 home page

Info-Zip home page

UNIX binaries and packages

Windows Binaries

For most systems, you can use your systems' port or package system.
There are no corresponding systems for native Windows ports.

A release of Lynx and pointers to Lynx for DOS386+ and Win32 are available from several locations:
Installers for the most recent release and for current development.
Frederic Meunier's page
2.8.7rel.1, zip-file
Lynx for Win32 (by patakuti)
2.8.6rel.4, English and Japanese installers.
Doug Kaufman's Web Site – DOS ports
2.8.5rel.1, zip-files, with support for message libraries.
2.8.5rel.1 installer.
Lynx for Win32 – Jim Spath
2.8.3rel.1 and 2.8.4pre.5 zip-files
Lynx for DOS 386+ or Win32
2.8.3dev.16 and 2.8.2rel.1 zip-files
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Last Updated: 2023-05-21

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