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Re: [Lynx-dev] Odd lynx behavior

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] Odd lynx behavior
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2008 06:47:49 -0500 (EST)

On Fri, 19 Dec 2008, John Desmond wrote:


I was testing some commands while making a shell script and came
across an odd behavior that I can't find an explanation for.

If I use the "lynx -dump" command on a non-existent "htm" file,
it pulls down what appears to be a page on

If it's a non-existent "html" file, I get a page from

I can't find any reference to lynx having a default for these sites
and I can't find any stored data on my system that contains these
URLs. Is this correct behavior?

it's not lynx-related (it's your network provider being "helpful",
e.g., by steering you to sites that they obtain revenue from).

Thomas E. Dickey

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