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Re: lynx-dev How can I "paste" a text file into a website input field?

From: Mike Castle
Subject: Re: lynx-dev How can I "paste" a text file into a website input field?
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 07:58:38 -0500

On Tue, Oct 12, 1999 at 08:51:26PM -0500, E. Six wrote:
>   Until some time ago (last year) I could "paste" a sequence into the 
> Blast input field by raw upload of a sequence file from my PC using 
> the Kermit  'TRANSMIT' command. But this is no longer possible. 
> I wonder if an update of the Lynx program might be responsible for no 
> longer allowing me the pasting. The present Lynx is the 2.8rel.2 
> version. 

If I remember correctly, blue has the program called ``screen'' installed.
That might offer another solution as well.

Transfer your file to blue (most likely with ftp, kermit, or zmodem).

Start screen (this will allow you to have multiplexed shells open on the
machine that you can switch between; hot key to invoke commands in screen
is control-A (c-A)).

Start lynx from inside screen.

Change screen's buffer file to your input file:

c-A : bufferfile /path/to/your/file

Slurp up that file:

c-A <

Position yourself in Lynx where you need to be then paste with:

c-A ]

If that doesn't work, slow down screen's pasting with:

c-A : slowpaste 1

Then repaste again:

c-A ]

Try different values to slowpaste (in milliseconds).

Similarly, you might try slowing down how fast Kermit does it's TRANSMIT
(not sure how to do that).

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