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Re: [Lynx-dev] Is There a way to Bypass Progress Messages?

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] Is There a way to Bypass Progress Messages?
Date: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 15:17:12 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Sun, Sep 24, 2017 at 01:26:15PM -0500, Martin McCormick wrote:
>       This is such a minor issue but I am curious to know if there
> is a way to get lynx to not print connection-related progress
> messages?
>       They are very helpful if something is not right but when
> things are routine, those of us who use screen readers listen to
> them even though they probably flash on screen for a very brief
> time. An example of the messages I refer to follows:
> Looking up
> Making HTTP connection to
> waiting for response.
> I have an alias in my .bash_profile that calls lynx as follows:
> alias lynx='lynx -nostatus'
> and that does suppress some of the progress messages but it would
> be nice just to go right to hearing the page as it comes up.

hmm - reading the code, I see that "informational messages cannot
be suppressed.  There are about as many calls for those as there
are for "status messages".
Possibly some pruning (say, with a new option "-noinfo"),
though it would take some work to avoid suppressing messages
that you actually need.

I had thought that reducing the time for each of the message types
dealt with user-nuisance.


Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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