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lynx-dev Re: How to install (was: lynx)

From: Webmaster Jim
Subject: lynx-dev Re: How to install (was: lynx)
Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2001 17:07:02 -0400

On Sat, Apr 14, 2001 at 10:47:39AM -0500, kyle williams wrote:
> I got the Win32 zip file, which contains a Lynx executable. I read the 
> installation and I got so confused. Can you help me out?   

> From: Webmaster Jim
> On Fri, Apr 13, 2001 at 10:36:45PM -0500, kyle williams wrote:
> > I downloaded lynx2-8-4, how do I install it?
> What did you download, source code, or an executable? Where did you get
> it (so I can better answer how to use it)? What type of OS do you want
> to use it on?

OK, the README file is available on

Here's some comments that may help you decipher that document:

*) The lynx.exe file needs to be unzipped somewhere. We don't have a
fancy installer (guess you noticed).

*) There are a minimum number of other pieces that need to be there for
the exeutable to work. We generally tell people to create a batch file
with settings for "term", "home", "temp" and "lynx_cfg". I think the
only one you need for certain is the lynx_cfg file. There is a copy of
it in the zip file. You can customize it if you like, but it works out
of the box. I typically only change the STARTFILE, which is the page
Lynx goes to first.

*) If you're behind a firewall, or not typically on a network when you
start Lynx, you can specify a local file to begin Lynx. If the page is
not accessible, then Lynx won't run.

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