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

From: Jasper
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] viewing of local .c and .h files
Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2008 04:22:10 +0100

Op di, 05-02-2008 te 20:35 -0500, schreef Thomas Dickey:
> On Mon, Feb 04, 2008 at 05:35:46PM +0100, Jasper wrote:
> > Hello list,
> > 
> > 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.
> > 
> > My question is: what is the proper way to do this ?
> That sounds like it's all you can do.  You can configure lynx to use
> a different configuration file, e.g.,
> GLOBAL_MAILCAP:~/mailcap.txt
> (that is what I do, by setting $LYNX_CFG to point to my own file)
> but the system's /etc/mailcap (or whatever) is supposed to reflect general
> resources available on the system.
> A quick check on my system shows it bringing up kedit - a program that's
> less useful than "less".
> > Note: if I tell it to call Lynx in stead of 'less' ( in /etc/mailcap or
> > ~/.mailcap ) then it starts a second instance of Lynx, which is also not
> > what we want.
> That's because the mailcap file is only designed to tell what _program_
> to handle a given type.
That sounds very good. That will give me all the power over what
happens, without breaking other things. Thanks, --Jasper.

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