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

From: Jay Hacker
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] lynx -dump -width caps out at 1000 characters
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2011 13:45:27 -0400

They are normal <p> paragraphs, not under my control, and I probably
don't have a million characters, but I might have 100k, and I don't
know a priori what the maximum might be.  I don't need them to
actually render on the screen (which is why I'm using -dump); I wanted
to use Lynx as an HTML-to-text converter in an application where it's
important that paragraphs stay together.  Due to Lynx's limitations, I
decided on BoilerPipe, which seems to do fine.  Thank you for your

On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 5:21 PM, Thomas Dickey <address@hidden> wrote:
> 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
>>>> increased?
> ...
>> 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
> line-length.
> --
> Thomas E. Dickey

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