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elinks cert_verify option⚓︎


elinks fails to open a TLS site due to a self-signed cert on https and throws “SSL error”. This is due to elinks not loading the OS Trust Anchors.


There likely is a way to install the Trust Anchors, but we can also skip checking in a pinch by adding set connection.ssl.cert_verify = 0 to the elinks.conf file. Check elinks’ man for the correct path for this config.

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FWIW, the file is ~/.elinks/elinks.conf (and doesn’t exist by default) and the syntax is set connection.ssl.cert_verify = 0 – this is very poorly documented.


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