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Re: [Lynx-dev] 2-8-7.pre1 : lynx.cfg re storing sessions

From: Paul B. Mahol
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] 2-8-7.pre1 : lynx.cfg re storing sessions
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 11:40:50 +0100

On 3/18/09, Philip Webb <address@hidden> wrote:
> AFAIK the  2  lines at the end of the following msg have not been added:
> they do add an important bit of explanation for users.
> As we are approaching a Big Release, could you perhaps fix this ?
> If you see a problem, please explain & we can debate it (smile).
> -- msg from of yore --
> 080517 Paul B. Mahol wrote:
>> On 5/17/08, Philip Webb <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> I just updated to dev9 & enabled session cache.
>>> How do I get Lynx to store all my sessions in the same file ?
>>> I don't want odd session files scattered all over my directories,
>>> but that seems to be what it does without further instruction.
>>> I would like to use  ~/.lynx_session  whatever directory I invoke Lynx
>>> from.
>>> I tried doing it via the 'o'ptions page, but it didn't work.
>> Yes, I know, code which handle ~/ stuff is broken/missing
>> and I dont have time to fix/add it.
> No problem with that: thanks a lot for adding this feature to Lynx.
>> Instead use full directory name: /home/username/.lynx_session
> That was my guess, but it was at the end of a long day (smile).
>> First put following lines in global lynx.cfg file:
>>   ENABLE_LYNXRC:auto_session:ON
>>   ENABLE_LYNXRC:session_file:ON
>> And after that start new lynx session and configure file via 'o' page.
> No, that doesn't work: the 'o'ptions list still shows session with '!'
> & if you enter the file name there, it isn't saved in  .lynxrc .
> However, if you simply enter the full dir name in  lynx.cfg ,
> it is recognised even when Lynx is started from a subdir.o

That kind of bug have been fixed eg, ENABLE_LYNXRC:*session* now works
when thay are put in global lynx.cfg.

> For TD : I suggest adding to  lynx.cfg  after the line
>   # (The current working directory may be changed inside lynx)
> the lines
>   # If you want to use the same session file wherever you invoke Lynx,
>   # enter the full path below, eg '/home/<username>/.lynx_session'.

No, it cant be added to _gloabal_ lynx.cfg because today most of OS are
multi user, and when session_file is read it doesnt check for current

Perhaps session stuff should be enabled by default in lynxrc so users
dont need to invest their time in enabling fetaures in global lynx.cfg
and instead use 'o'.

> I hope you don't need a patch (smile).
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