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Re: lynx-dev Re: LYNX-DEV default bookmark location

From: Al Gilman
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Re: LYNX-DEV default bookmark location
Date: Sun, 31 May 1998 17:10:11 -0400 (EDT)

to follow up on what Max Devlin said:

> Is this some DOS equivalent of .lynxrc? Can you be more  specific about 
> how I do this as I've never used DOS (Sorry to be a pain and ask such a 
> basic question..) 

Since the program creates .lynxrc or its DOS equivalent when you
change an option interactively through the o)ptions menu, I am
not sure you need to know.

> Also, the readme file says to set some env variables, but
> doesnt mention where.  Are they done somewhere in DOS or lynx?

In DOS.  Either in autoexec.bat or lynx.bat.

> Is there a faq with novice level examples?

There is stuff but it's not complete.  keep asking via

> I assume the cfg file will accept standard DOS filenames once
> this is done.

For things like STARTFILE that you _should set_ to a local file
you need to rewrite the paths to the files as file: URLs which
will _not_ take DOS file-path syntax except that there is a colon
used with the drive letter, viz:


When you have a local STARTFILE and HELPFILE working, you are a
certified Lynx installer.


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