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Re: [Lynx-dev] Lynx 2.8.6 (automatic processing of downloads)

From: Rado S
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] Lynx 2.8.6 (automatic processing of downloads)
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2006 13:44:11 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13cvs (2006-08-15)

=- Jeffrey D. Benton wrote on Wed 11.Oct'06 at 18:50:16 -0700 -=

> I can get Lynx to download and unzip but I can't get it to run.
> In my last attempt I downloaded at
> I have no software
> programming knowledge so I need it to download and run
> automatically.

I guess you want to add the required lines to your mailcap file.
Lynx checks this file to decide what to do with stuff.
In Unix this would be ".mailcap" in your $HOME directory.
(I don't know about cygwin)

Have a look at "man mailcap" for the format and features in this
file. If you don't have local man pages for this item, there are
many websites that carry/ offer them. IIRC lynx comes with its own
global mailcap file, have a look there (or was this in lynx.cfg?)
for examples.

> Second question: Can Lynx be configured to prevent the download
> of software programs--perhaps by filtering certain types of file
> extensions such as .exe?

Well, I can think only of an entry in mailcap to "throw it away"
unused, but it would be still downloaded first. Blocking download
is not possible AFAIK.

© Rado S. -- You must provide YOUR effort for your goal!
Even if it seems insignificant, in fact EVERY effort counts
for a shared task, at least to show your deserving attitude.

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