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Re: lynx-dev Long URL on command line

From: Klaus Weide
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Long URL on command line
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2000 13:11:40 -0600 (CST)

On Mon, 27 Nov 2000, Lloyd Rasmussen wrote:

> On Mon, 27 Nov 2000 17:59:54 -0800, Sam Hobson wrote:
> >Context:  I want to send a long URL on the command line and have the results
> >dump-ed.  I'm currently using "/usr/local/bin/lynx -dump -nolist $url",

> If the double quotes don't take care of it, try it with each of the
> ampersands replaced with its name &

No, that would be the right advice for embedding a URL in HTML (as an HREF
attribute value or otherwise), but not for the command line.
Lynx would be wrong if it interpreted & that is part of a URL passed
on the command line as &.


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