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Re: lynx-dev Any way to pass a literal ESC to the terminal?

From: pg
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Any way to pass a literal ESC to the terminal?
Date: Sun, 17 Oct 1999 09:05:00 -0600 (MDT)

In a recent note, David West said:

> Date: Sat, 16 Oct 1999 23:34:18 -0400
> I would like to be able to view a local text file which contains ANSI
> color escape codes, and have Lynx pass these codes to the terminal, which
> knows how to interpret them.  I thought that this should be possible
> by setting the display charset to Transparent, and/or also setting the
> assumed document charset to x-transparent, but I haven't found a way to
> get it to work.  Any hints would be appreciated.
Ummm.  The last time I saw this FAQ, the processor was PostScript, not
Lynx.  Same question: ("How can I pass escape sequences, unmodified by
PostScript, to my HP printer.")  The answer is, mostly, "Don't do
that!"  If "cat" works for you, "cat", not "lynx" is what you need.
(A different breed of cat?  :-)


o Select d(ownload), then "pipe to command"; "cat"

o Define a Content-type for the extension of these files in "mime.types",
  then define "cat" as the viewer for this Content-type in .mailcap or
  in lynx.cfg

-- gil

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