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This file documents the Lua scripting interface of the ELinks web browser.
Lua scripting capabilities permit users to customize the ELinks behaviour to unusual degree - they allow automatic rewriting of HTML code of the received documents, rewriting of the URLs entered by user etc. You can even write your own bookmarks system with Lua. See also contrib/lua/ for some examples of the possibilities of ELinks Lua support.
The original Lua support (in the form of Links-Lua fork of original Links) was written by Peter Wang and Cliff Cunnington. There are some rough edges remaining, but is suitable for everyday use (I have been using it every day for a year).
The Lua scripting support comes with the stock ELinks distribution, no additional patches and tweaks should be needed.
The web site of the original Links-Lua is at http://links.sourceforge.net/links-lua/. Some older patches against regular Links are available at http://www.sourceforge.net/projects/links/, but they are not being maintained.
Lua can be found at http://www.lua.org/.
The Lua support has only been tested under Linux, although it should work under other platforms that ELinks and Lua support (perhaps with some changes to source code?).
Also, note that many of the scripts given here assume a Unix system. Your mileage will definitely vary on other platforms.