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Re: [Lynx-dev] viewing of local .c and .h files

From: Doug Kaufman
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] viewing of local .c and .h files
Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2008 20:34:32 -0800 (PST)

On Mon, 4 Feb 2008, Jasper wrote:

> In my system ( Debian Etch ) Lynx calls 'less' to view local files
> with .c or .h extension.
> Now I want Lynx to display these files simply like other plain textfiles
> in the 'internal' viewer.
> I can trick Lynx into doing that by commenting out the corresponding
> lines in /etc/mime.types : apparently Lynx defaults to the internal
> viewer if it does not know what else to do.

Your personal ".mime.types" file in your $HOME directory overrules any
settings in the global mime.types file. So you should be able to set up
a file in your $HOME directory called ".mime.types" and put in the line:
text/plain      c h

That should make lynx treat *.c and *.h files as plain text. If I
understand you correctly, that should do what you want.

An alternative, if you don't want to set up a .mime.types file in your
$HOME directory, would be to use your personal lynx.cfg file. Set
Then set:


Doug Kaufman
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