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Re: [Lynx-dev] lynx -dump -width caps out at 1000 characters

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] lynx -dump -width caps out at 1000 characters
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2011 17:21:51 -0400 (EDT)

On Tue, 27 Sep 2011, Stefan Caunter wrote:

On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 5:15 PM, Thomas Dickey <address@hidden> wrote:
On Tue, 27 Sep 2011, Jay Hacker wrote:

I'm trying to dump some web pages with very long paragraphs, and it's
important to maintain correct paragraph boundaries.  I tried:

  $ lynx -dump -width 1000000 mypage.html

but it seems paragraphs still get wrapped at about 1000 characters.
Is there a hard limit on the maximum paragraph wrap width?  Can it be
1000000 as a width seems high, and unlikely to render on any screen
I've ever seen. Are the pages on a webserver you control, or are you
-dumping out someone else's pages?

It sounded as if he's dumping <pre> text that is using lynx to
do wrapping.  For that sort of case, he's limited by lynx's maximum

Thomas E. Dickey

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