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Re: [Lynx-dev] How to hack lynx so PRINT adds the doc's OWN url?

From: David Combs
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] How to hack lynx so PRINT adds the doc's OWN url?
Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2009 18:40:05 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

You've all seen this many times, so I top post:

Going back to look at old lynx-dev emails, I have to 
ask the list:

   placed in the body somewhere, eg at the top, or
   even as number ZERO in the References?

   NO ONE?

Thanks for the printer hack, but since I use lynx mainly via
a shell-account on an isp's own computers, directly, no actual printer
available therefore.

Good God -- Just a simple single printf!

How many people would find such info as NEGATIVE?

Then a simple switch, or "o" option, or cfg item -- off/on toggle.

Myself, interesting stuff (articles, etc) I download to the shell
acct, then kermit down to my own computer, and KEEP IT --
or maybe send it off to a list of friends.

Seems to me it'd be useful to EVERYONE, huh?

As a FEATURE, I mean, not some complicated hack by each
person who wants it in effect.   (Man, an "o" option would
be SO easy, SO useful, so easy to do for some items, and not
do for other items.   (Default OFF, I guess).

Please, why the years-long resistance?  Please at least EXPLAIN
why no one finds it useful. 


A Totally confused and thus frustrated David.    

On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 07:44:27PM +0100, Robert Mortimer wrote:
> Hi,
>       You're not the only one, but it can be handled in the printer
> definition/print command.
> On Wed, 10 Sep 2008, David Combs wrote:
> > I've been asking for this for years now, that lynx's
> > print-cmd includes somewhere the page's own url.
> > 
> > Looks like, after all these years, I'm the only lynx-user
> > who has a need for it to do this.
> > 
> > Well, I really do need it.
> You can do this in your printer definition I have a small script that
> allows lynx users to e-mail themselves the page they're viewing by    
> selecting the correct printer:
> So I have a printer defined as:
> PRINTER:Mail to self with URL name:/bin/lprint %s %s:TRUE
> And then the lprint command is the following script
> #!/bin/ksh
> urlname=$2
> file=$1
> subject="$urlname"
> export urlname file subject
> mailx -v -s "$subject" $user < $file 
> It should be simple enough to adapt soemthing like that for your      
> printer.
> > Please -- could some lynx-sources-guru give me a patch
> > to make it do that?  Would really be nice!
> > 
> > Where to place it?
> > 
> > Maybe down in "References", as reference # ZERO.
> > 
> > Or maybe at the very top of the output, as it's first
> > line?
> > 
> > (Of course it'd be better to make it optional, but that sure
> > involves a lot more code than a simple "do it each time"
> > type of patch!)
> > 
> > 
> > And, since that part of the code probably hasn't been changed
> > for eons, the patch would likely work on a whole bunch of
> > lynx versions, no?
> Doesn't need any change, just the right printer definition.
> -- 
> Robm
> 873
>   "Ask not what I can do for the stupid, 
>          but what the stupid can do for me" - Graeme Garden
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