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Re: [Lynx-dev] Can't save options to disk

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] Can't save options to disk
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2011 17:19:57 -0400 (EDT)

On Tue, 27 Sep 2011, Graham Lawrence wrote:

Thank you Hal?sz S?ndor, the problem is solved.  I did not know that the
file .lynxrc existed.  I've made the changes I want in that file and lynx
now behaves as desired.  So if I ever want to make further changes, I'll do
so directly in .lynxrc

2011/9/27 Hal?sz S?ndor <address@hidden>

2011/09/26 11:37 -0700, Graham Lawrence >>>>
As user, I cannot save option changes to disk, so my changes remain in
effect only until the session closes.
As root there is no such problem.  But I rarely work as root.

I've changed ~/lynx.cfg to have the options I want, but that has no effect
on lynx's behavior
This last file is read only if somehow you point it out to Lynx, through
environment variable LYNX_CFG or on the command line after "-cfg".
Furthermore, it is intended for general, not particular use. For particular
use, for Options, the file usually named ".lynxrc" is the one.

If Lynx runs, though, somehwere it found a version of the configuration
file. On the option page there is a link to it from "View the file
lynx.cfg": follow the link and see the full path name.

yes... but lynx.cfg and .lynxrc are distinct files.  It seems that it
would be nice to have a link to .lynxrc to view for reference, as well
as to reinforce the sense that they're distinct.

Thomas E. Dickey

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