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Re: lynx-dev No references with -dump option

From: Henry Nelson
Subject: Re: lynx-dev No references with -dump option
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2003 10:42:02 +0900 (JST)

> I downloaded the latest version of Lynx, installed it on my site, and
> compiled everything to create the executable. I coded by own version of

Compiling is one thing, *configuring* to meet your needs is another.

> the lynxview.cgi script at:  <>

Sorta like reinventing the wheel:

> design your web site with this in mind (hoping in the end that they hire
> me as a professional consultant, of course).

See below for a snide comment on that.

> ./lynx -cfg=./lynx.cfg -force_html -dump 'url' >results.txt
Fine, but we have no idea what's in "lynx.cfg", nor do we have any idea
at all what configure options you set when building "lynx."  (And please
don't post them!  Work it out yourself.)

For this use of lynx, I would recommend setting "-cfg=/dev/null" to speed
things up, and do all of your configuring by compiling the options you need
into lynx.

> The only problem is that by default all the hyperlinks are numbered

If you don't like the default, then I guess you'll have to change it.

> Is there another option to accomplish this or do I have to hack some of
> the source files somewhere. If it is the latter, in which source files

Sorry, but I really didn't grasp your problem.  Anyway, it's pretty hard
for me to fathom anything to do with rendering that lynx can't handle.
Before mucking around in the source, try reading the docs and doing some
experimenting.  About all I could say to help is that when I need a "clean"
rendering, I usually use "lynx -dump -nolist." Maybe you want some of the
"pretty source" stuff you can compile in.

Good luck.



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Repeating the entire message in HTML on a public mailing list is not a
good way to advertise "professional consultant[ing]" services.

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