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RE: lynx-dev Interrupting operation in process: use 'z'

From: pAb-032871
Subject: RE: lynx-dev Interrupting operation in process: use 'z'
Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2000 08:00:42 -0700

In "RE: lynx-dev Interrupting operation in process: use 'z'"
[19/Jul/2000 Wed 14:04:55]
Joris Dobbelsteen wrote:

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Klaus Weide
> > Sent: woensdag 19 juli 2000 22:13
> > To: address@hidden
> > Subject: lynx-dev Interrupting operation in process: use 'z'
> > > that if I'm connecting to a server and typed the wrong URL
> > > (document or
> > > server or something) I have to wait untill this sequence of
> > > downloading the
> > > 'wrong' document or scanning servers fails, and the ESC key
> > > doesn't cancel
> > > the operation, and there isn't an other key that is intend
> > > for canceling
> > > actions (so is  my oppinion). Maybe a patch on this???
> >
> > Use 'z' or maybe Ctrl-g, not ESC.
> >
> > > Please note that I'm using a Windows console port Lynx
> > > versions (japanse
> > > one?). The user-agent header says: Lynx/2.8.3dev.14
> > > libwww-FM/2.14FM. To be
> > > short: Lynx 2.8.3 for Win32. Made by address@hidden
> >
> > Ctrl-g and 'z' should work on all platforms.
> >
> It does work, probably duo to my 'knowledge' of LYNX (none, as you can see).
> I'm new to it, and I normally assume ESC cancels operations (at least in
> DOS/Windows it is that way and I assumed the US keyboard is a standard), but
> maybe because of the platform-independent set-up it became CTRL+G and Z.

It's also a standard "cancel" for Macs.  If you feel more comfortable
with it [after years of practice. . .], you can remap Lynx's keybinbings:

On a Windows machine, do you get a "pseudo-character" when you
type Esc into some text documents?  Does Lynx return some kind
of error message with ^Trace ON when you hit Escape?  If you can
find some character or hex-escaped entity to represent the Esc
key, you can remap the INTERRUPT comand in lynx.cfg ["z" will
still work, but Esc will also, I think].  On a Mac, it's "" or
"0x1B", but that doesn't help you much, except as an example.

Check out this archived thread if you're interested:

Anyway, if you can figure out how to do the same thing on a PC,
others might benefit, so share and enjoy.  :-)

> > Well they may not work everywhere if the operation that hangs is a
> > hostname lookup.  But I think they do in the Win32 versions.

Maybe that's why MacLynx does that!  Thanks.  It borrows source
from various ports, including Win32, maybe to better cope with
another GUI-based OS, and/or to add basic mouse support [clickable
links].  There's a thank-you note in the docs, but not much detail;
thanks for what?

>From the ReadMe:


 MacLynx is a Lynx 2.7.1 port, and nearly all of the merit of this
 program should go to the University of Kansas and to the LYNX-DEV
 group, who developed the original Lynx.
 MacLynx uses GUSI socket code by Matthias Neeracher, and parts
 of a curses code by  Larry Gensch & Robert Zimmerman. Removal
 of some Unixisms in MacLynx has been helped by the Wayne Buttles'
 port for DOS/Win32.

> >
> >    Klaus
> >
>  Joris Dobbelsteen
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