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Re: lynx-dev default bookmark file

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev default bookmark file
Date: Thu, 5 Dec 2002 15:33:40 -0500
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On Wed, Dec 04, 2002 at 08:24:24PM -0800, Carlton Anderson wrote:
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> I wanted to change my default bookmark file
> to ~/.lynx/lynx_bookmarks.html; however, I
> had some problems doing this. 
> Changing the value for DEFAULT_BOOKMARK_FILE
> in lynx.cfg doesn't work, because the value
> is over-written when ~/.lynxrc is read. 

I don't recall this before - perhaps it's only an issue if you're
not using multibookmarks...
> To clarify things for other users, I suggest
> the following things:
> * A comment should be added to the default lynx.cfg
>   in the DEFAULT_BOOKMARK_FILE section:
>   "The path to the default bookmark file specified
>   in the (O)tions menu overrides the value specified
>   here."
> *  A comment _might_ be added to the comments section
>    of .lynxrc:
>   "To specify a directory _under_ your home directory,
>    prepend './' to the path, for example:
>    ./BM/lynx_bookmarks.html"
> * The (O)ptions screen suggests that the default
>   bookmark file option is one of the options that
>   won't be saved to disk, but it will be saved.

Most of those won't-be-saved items are optional (see ENABLE_LYNXRC).
I didn't notice this particular one when I implemented that;
would have been nice if these two items had the same name (which
would allow integrating them better).
> * The (O)ptions screen needs to have a way to
>   tell the user that if he or she wants to
>   put the bookmarks file in a subdirectory
>   of the home directory, "./" must be prepended
>   to the path.
> I'm using lynx2.8.5dev11.
> Carlton

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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