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Re: lynx-dev lynx 2.8.3dev12: saving options

From: Klaus Weide
Subject: Re: lynx-dev lynx 2.8.3dev12: saving options
Date: Thu, 4 Nov 1999 14:49:25 -0600 (CST)

On Mon, 1 Nov 1999, Rick Lewis wrote:

> I thought I saw something about this before dev12, but maybe it was 
> after. Is there any documented problem in option-saving? 

There is no known problem with saving itself, afaik.

> Also, I was helping a friend and using the forms_options menu. 
> When lynx was changed to dev12, his bookmark file path wasn't 
> accepted by dev12. After backing it up, I created a new file by adding a
> link, and instead of putting it in lynx_bookmarks.html, it was put in 
> BOOKMARK_FILE:lynx_bookmarks.html (yes, the "BOOKMARKS_FILE" part 
> was actually in the filename. 

I think anybody who wants to look into this would need more details.
Is your friend using "Multi-bookmarks"?
What exactly was in the file ~/.lynxrc before the change?
Did you try to change the bookmark file name?
What exactly was in the file ~/.lynxrc after the change?

> Are these known problems, or did I miss something? I didn't have to 
> do anything with my own bookmark file using the same dev version of lynx
> for some reason. 
> Also, I think it's a bit unclear on forms_options which option does 
> what in saving changes. 

That is a different question, it seems  Maybe you have suggetions how it
should be made clearer.

> Somehow saving to disk and then accepting changes doesn't seem to save 
> them.

Do you mean that no changes are saved, or that only some changes are not

> I'm using this lynx on BSD2.1. 

But what is your friend using?


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