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

From: Stefan Caunter
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] Can't save options to disk
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2011 17:28:46 -0400

On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 5:19 PM, Thomas Dickey <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Tue, 27 Sep 2011, Graham Lawrence wrote:
>> Thank you Halász Sándor, 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 Halász Sándor <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.

Indeed. Also the "order of precedence" in which lynx.cfg, command line
options, and .lynxrc are applied would be a good thing to point out.

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