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Re: lynx-dev Unable to execute external commands

From: pg
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Unable to execute external commands
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 19:17:30 -0600 (MDT)

In a recent note, Umar Qureshey said:

> Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 17:19:08 -0700
> Ok thanks for the tip on further reducing lynx's size.  After doing some
> more research and looking thru the mailing list archives, it seems the
> problem is that lynx will not launch the mp3 player until after the download
> is complete.  However, since this is a streaming mp3 file, it is basically
> infinite in size and the download will never finish.  This explains the mp3s
> with strange names in the /tmp directory when I activate an audio/mpeg link.
> So that kinda sux.  I was hoping to just pipe the mp3 data received into the
> mp3 player and play music but now I am gonna have to find a different path.
> My plan now is to launch and external program to which lynx will pass the

One candidate for the external program is "lynx -source", which pipes,
even though, ironically, lynx (interactive) doesn't, even when the
external viewer is specified as a pipe.  Some day, I'm gonna get
bored and fix that.

> url, the program will connect to the url and start receiving data, and pipe
> this to the mp3 player.  It's a bit circumspect but I don't see another way.
> Does anyone know of a some compact and solid C code for parsing URLs?  Lynx
> should have some, any idea what the function is called so I can grep for it.
Someone else suggested wget.  The Lynx help page also identifies a couple
others.  The lightest in weight is Snarf.

-- gil

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