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Re: lynx-dev file editing location

From: pg
Subject: Re: lynx-dev file editing location
Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2000 07:21:48 -0600 (MDT)

In a recent note, Gottipati Aravind said:

> Date: Sun, 4 Jun 2000 19:41:47 -0700
>       Dont FLAME me for this but I love vim better than emacs, and I
> would like to use lynx for my general working. I mean I would like to be
> able to use lynx just like emacs works.. I want to open files with it,
> edit them in vim and be able to browse the web, send  e-mail .. well.. u
> know.. everything in general. I know (well.. am learning) hwo to set up
> lynxexec and lynxprog commands. and now to my real Q.

Many Lynx developers believe this should not be a design goal of Lynx.

>       I set up vim to behave differently based on the directory a file
> is located in. but when I open a file in lynx and start to edit it, it
> is copied to /tmp and the original file is updated or overwritten after
> I finish editing. I would like to edit a file in its current location,
> i.e I want LYNX_TEMP_SPACE to point to the current directory lynx is in.
> so that I can use my vim settings while editing. how do I do this?

On UNIX systems, I believe Lynx respects the setting of the environment
variable TMPDIR, so in a POSIX shell try:

    TMPDIR=`pwd` lynx
    TMPDIR=$HOME lynx

-- gil

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