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Re: lynx-dev Re: help using lynx locally

From: Lloyd Rasmussen
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Re: help using lynx locally
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2002 23:12:09 -0500

Unless restrictions have been set somewhere on your copy, you can go
to .. and be at the root directory, assuming that Lynx is in a
top-level directory.  Things get more interesting when you try to go
to a different drive, but this is also possible.  When you find a
useful file, use Lynx to bookmark it.

On Wed, 27 Mar 2002 21:59:34 -0500, Al Gilman wrote:

>The simplest escape to the local file system is g)o and for the URL to go to 
>just type a full stop.  That's right '.' full stop.  And carriage return.  You 
>should get a directory listing for whatever works out to be your lynx home 
>directory.  From there you can navigate up and down the file system.  I do 
>find I can't access the root directory for the disk volume, though.  This is 
>Lynx 2.8.2rel.1 (01 Jun 1999)
>So use the capital-G 'G' to pre-load the goTo URL with the current 
>file://localhost/c:/etc/ and edit from there to get across to another major 
>branch of the file system folder tree.  Use what Windows calls "DOS names" as 
>in mydocu~1 for "My Documents" etc.  These are 8 characters long ending in 
>~<digit, ususally 1>.  So six character of the agglutenated form of the file 
>folder name and ~1 and away you go.
>At 07:21 AM 2002-03-27 , Webmaster Jim wrote:
>>On Wed, Mar 27, 2002 at 12:53:21AM -0000, Chris Thomas wrote:
>>> Dear James
>>> I am in the throes of setting up a home page which I would like to be
>>> accessible and found a reference to your Lynx browser at the RNIB site.
>>> I've downloaded lynx 2.8.4 P5 successsfully and got it running so that
>>> it accesses the web and it is already very useful.
>>> However, I am having no luck accessing sites on my own PC (Windows 98)
>>> using the instructions in the help document - lynx just does not seem
>>> to be able to access my local page index.htm in its directory whereas
>>> internet explorer, netscape and opera can.
>>> Can you or your collegues provide a computer moron a simple
>>> instruction to try so that I can a) start lynx without accessing the
>>> internet if need be and b)then simply type in my local file name to
>>> load? I presume I need to modify the lynx.cfg file but definitely need
>>> expert help.
>>> I would be exceedingly grateful!
>>> Best wishes
>>> Chris 
>>> Dr Chris Thomas, Cambridge UK
>>Chris --
>>  You should be able to do this in a DOS window:
>>LYNX .
>>LYNX C:\
>>  The following is likely to work, but hard to type:
>>LYNX file://localhost/c:
>>  No lynx.cfg modification required!

Braille is the solution to the digital divide.
Lloyd Rasmussen, Kensington, Maryland
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