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Re: [Lynx-dev] README.options

From: Stef Caunter
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] README.options
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 21:22:33 -0400 (EDT)

The idea is to clarify for a new user.

The fact that lynx can puzzle by not "remembering" [O]ptions settings is
demystified by associating this with the disk write (or not) to .lynxrc.

LYNXOPTIONS only handles a subset of possible config settings for the user.

It will be helpful to point out that each of those few settings are overwritten
for each "Accept with Save to Disk" POST to LYNXOPTIONS - reminds me of chmod
0700 rather than chmod u+x  (change to follow) ...

| Stef -

On Wed, 27 Apr 2005, Bela Lubkin wrote:

> You might want to clarify one point about this.  Hitting "Accept
> Changes" when "Save options to disk" is enabled writes out _all_
> settings, not just the ones changes in the current [O]ptions dialog.
> That is, if you did:
>   1. [O]ptions
>   2. Change "User mode" to "Advanced"
>   3. Accept Changes
>   4. [O]ptions
>   5. Change "VI keys" to "Off"
>   6. Checkmark "Save options to disk"
>   7. Accept Changes
> -- the change made in step 2 has now been written to disk.  This will be
> obvious to _current_ Lynx users, and may seem intuitively obvious to
> most readers on this list.  It is much less obvious to a new user.  A
> different reasonable assumption would be that "Save options to disk"
> only writes out changes made during the _current_ [O]ptions session.
> >Bela<
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