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Re: lynx-dev patch to spawn extra lynx's

From: Klaus Weide
Subject: Re: lynx-dev patch to spawn extra lynx's
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 1999 02:23:37 -0500 (CDT)

On Wed, 15 Sep 1999, Richard E. Hawkins wrote:

> but . doesn't do anything.  Do I need to do something else to enable it?

You have to configure it with EXTERNAL in lynx.cfg.

> And are you saying that for html and the like, the external viewer will
> be a new lyx?  This would certainly beat coding something new :)

It will be whatever you configure it to.

> However, doesn't this still leave the problem that lynx waits until the
> other program exists before it returns to browsing?

Not if your external command(s) end(s) with &.

> > Hmmmm... maybe a generic solution could be that middle click on a link 
> > would be the same as pressing `.' for that link?
> that would make sense to me.  It is also consistent with the commands 
> for other browsers.

The '.' won't work if there doesn't happen to be any link on the page.


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