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LYNX(1)			    General Commands Manual		       LYNX(1)

       lynx  - a general purpose distributed information browser for the World
       Wide Web

       lynx [options] [path or URL]

       lynx [options] [path or URL] -get_data

       lynx [options] [path or URL] -post_data

       Use "lynx -help"	to display a complete list of current options.

       Lynx is a fully-featured	World Wide Web (WWW) client for	users  running
       cursor-addressable,   character-cell   display	devices	 (e.g.,	 vt100
       terminals, vt100	emulators running on Windows 95/NT or Macintoshes,  or
       any other "curses-oriented" display).  It will display hypertext	markup
       language	(HTML) documents containing links to  files  residing  on  the
       local  system,  as  well	 as  files  residing on	remote systems running
       Gopher, HTTP, FTP, WAIS,	and NNTP servers.  Current  versions  of  Lynx
       run on Unix, VMS, Windows 95/NT,	386DOS and OS/2	EMX.

       Lynx  can  be  used  to access information on the World Wide Web, or to
       build information systems intended primarily  for  local	 access.   For
       example,	 Lynx  has  been used to build several Campus Wide Information
       Systems (CWIS).	In  addition,  Lynx  can  be  used  to	build  systems
       isolated	within a single	LAN.

       At  start  up, Lynx will	load any local file or remote URL specified at
       the command line.  For help with	URLs, press "?"	 or "H"	while  running
       Lynx.  Then follow the link titled, "Help on URLs."

       If  more	 than  one  local  file	or remote URL is listed	on the command
       line, Lynx will open only the last interactively.   All	of  the	 names
       (local files and	remote URLs) are added to the G)oto history.

       Lynx  uses  only	 long option names. Option names can begin with	double
       dash as well, underscores and dashes can	be intermixed in option	 names
       (in  the	reference below	options	are with one dash before them and with

       Lynx provides many command-line options.	 Some options require a	 value
       (string,	 number	 or keyword).  These are noted in the reference	below.
       The other options set boolean values in the program.  There  are	 three
       types of	boolean	options: set, unset and	toggle.	 If no option value is
       given, these have the obvious meaning: set (to true), unset (to false),
       or  toggle  (between  true/false).  For any of these, an	explicit value
       can  be	given  in  different  forms  to	 allow	for  operating	system
       constraints, e.g.,
       Lynx  recognizes	 "1",  "+",  "on" and "true" for true values, and "0",
       "-", "off" and "false"  for  false  values.   Other  option-values  are

       The  default boolean, number and	string option values that are compiled
       into Lynx are displayed in the help-message  provided  by  lynx	-help.
       Some  of	those may differ according to how Lynx was built; see the help
       message itself for these	values.	 The -help option is processed in  the
       third  pass of options-processing, so any option	which sets a value, as
       well as runtime configuration values are	reflected in the help-message.

       -      If the argument is only '-', then	Lynx expects  to  receive  the
	      arguments	 from  the  standard  input.  This is to allow for the
	      potentially very long command line that can be  associated  with
	      the  -get_data or	-post_data arguments (see below).  It can also
	      be used to avoid having sensitive	information  in	 the  invoking
	      command  line (which would be visible to other processes on most
	      systems),	especially when	the -auth or -pauth options are	used.

	      accept all cookies.

	      apply   restrictions   for   anonymous   account,	   see	  also

	      charset for documents that don't specify it.

	      charset  assumed for local files,	i.e., files which Lynx creates
	      such as internal pages for the options menu.

	      use this instead of unrecognized charsets.

	      set authorization	ID and password	 for  protected	 documents  at
	      startup.	 Be  sure  to  protect any script files	which use this

       -base  prepend a	request	URL comment and	BASE tag to text/html  outputs
	      for -source dumps.

	      specify a	local bibp server (default http://bibhost/).

       -blink forces  high  intensity  background  colors  for	color mode, if
	      available	and supported by the terminal.	This  applies  to  the
	      slang  library  (for  a  few terminal emulators),	or to OS/2 EMX
	      with ncurses.

       -book  use the bookmark page as the startfile.  The default or  command
	      line  startfile  is  still  set for the Main screen command, and
	      will be used if the bookmark page	is unavailable or blank.

	      toggles scanning of news articles	 for  buried  references,  and
	      converts	them  to  news	links.	 Not recommended because email
	      addresses	enclosed in angle brackets will	be converted to	 false
	      news links, and uuencoded	messages can be	trashed.

	      set  the	NUMBER	of documents cached in memory.	The default is

       -case  enable case-sensitive string searching.

	      Toggle center alignment in HTML TABLE.

	      specifies	a Lynx	configuration  file  other  than  the  default

       -child exit  on	left-arrow  in startfile, and disable save to disk and
	      associated print/mail options.

	      exit on left-arrow in startfile, but  allow  save	 to  disk  and
	      associated print/mail options.

	      write   keystroke	  commands  and	 related  information  to  the
	      specified	file.

	      read keystroke commands from the specified file.	 You  can  use
	      the  data	 written  using	the -cmd_log option.  Lynx will	ignore
	      other information	which the command-logging may have written  to
	      the  logfile.  Each line of the command script contains either a
	      comment beginning	with "#", or a keyword:

		 causes	 the  script  to  stop,	 and  forces  Lynx   to	  exit

		 the  character	 value,	 in  printable form.  Cursor and other
		 special  keys	are  given  as	names,	e.g.,  "Down   Arrow".
		 Printable  7-bit ASCII	codes are given	as-is, and hexadecimal
		 values	represent other	8-bit codes.

		 followed by a "name=value" allows one to override values  set
		 in the	lynx.cfg file.

       -color forces  color  mode  on,	if  available.	 Default color control
	      sequences	which work for many terminal types are assumed if  the
	      terminal	capability  description	does not specify how to	handle
	      color.  Lynx needs to be compiled	with  the  slang  library  for
	      this flag, it is equivalent to setting the COLORTERM environment
	      variable.	 (If color support is instead  provided	 by  a	color-
	      capable  curses  library like ncurses, Lynx relies completely on
	      the terminal description to  determine  whether  color  mode  is
	      possible,	 and this flag is not needed and thus unavailable.)  A
	      saved show_color=always setting  found  in  a  .lynxrc  file  at
	      startup  has the same effect.  A saved show_color=never found in
	      .lynxrc on startup is overridden by this flag.

	      Sets the connection timeout, where N is given in seconds.

	      specifies	a file to use to read cookies.	If none	is  specified,
	      the  default  value  is  ~/.lynx_cookies	for  most systems, but
	      ~/cookies	for MS-DOS.

	      specifies	a file to use to store cookies.	 If none is specified,
	      the value	given by -cookie_file is used.

	      toggles handling of Set-Cookie headers.

       -core  toggles forced core dumps	on fatal errors.  Turn this option off
	      to ask Lynx to force a core dump if a fatal error	occurs.

       -crawl with -traversal, output each page	to a file.  with -dump,	format
	      output as	with -traversal, but to	the standard output.

	      toggles	the   use  of  curses  "pad"  feature  which  supports
	      left/right scrolling of the display.

	      separate incremental display stages with MessageSecs delay

       -delay add DebugSecs delay after	each progress-message

	      set the display variable for X rexec-ed programs.

	      set the charset for the terminal output.

	      inhibit wrapping of text in <pre>	when -dump'ing and -crawl'ing,
	      mark wrapped lines in interactive	session.

       -dump  dumps  the  formatted  output  of	 the default document or those
	      specified	on  the	 command  line	to  standard  output.	Unlike
	      interactive mode,	all documents are processed.  This can be used
	      in the following way:

	      lynx -dump

	      enable external editing, using the specified  EDITOR.  (vi,  ed,
	      emacs, etc.)

	      enable emacs-like	key movement.

	      toggles  compatibility  with  communication programs' scrollback
	      keys (may	be incompatible	with some curses packages).

	      define a file where Lynx will report HTTP	access codes.

       -exec  enable local program execution (normally not configured).

	      include all versions of files in local VMS directory listings.

	      toggle memory leak-checking.  Normally this is not compiled-into
	      your  executable,	 but  when  it	is,  it	 can be	disabled for a

	      force HREF-less 'A' elements to be empty (close them as soon  as
	      they are seen).

	      forces the first document	to be interpreted as HTML.

	      toggles forcing of the secure flag for SSL cookies.

	      toggles whether the Options Menu is key-based or form-based.

       -from  toggles transmissions of From headers.

       -ftp   disable ftp access.

	      properly	formatted  data	 for  a	 get form are read in from the
	      standard input and passed	to the form.  Input is terminated by a
	      line that	starts with '---'.

       -head  send a HEAD request for the mime headers.

       -help  print the	Lynx command syntax usage message, and exit.

	      control the display of hidden links.

		 hidden	 links	show  up as bracketed numbers and are numbered
		 together with other links in the sequence of their occurrence
		 in the	document.

		 hidden	 links	are  shown  only on L)ist screens and listings
		 generated by -dump  or	 from  the  P)rint  menu,  but	appear
		 separately  at	 the  end of those lists.  This	is the default

		 hidden	links do not appear even in listings.

	      toggles use of '>' or '-->' as a terminator for comments.

	      set homepage separate from start page.

	      toggles inclusion	of links for all images.

	      set the default index file to the	specified URL.

       -ismap toggles inclusion	of  ISMAP  links  when	client-side  MAPs  are

	      do justification of text.

	      starting count for lnk#.dat files	produced by -crawl.

	      for -dump, show only the list of links.

	      disable URLs that	point to remote	hosts.

	      enable  local  program  execution	from local files only (if Lynx
	      was compiled with	local execution	enabled).

	      specify  filename	 containing  color-style   information.	   The
	      default is lynx.lss.  If you give	an empty filename, lynx	uses a
	      built-in monochrome scheme which	imitates  the  non-color-style

	      prints  the  MIME	 header	 of  a fetched document	along with its

	      toggles minimal versus valid comment parsing.

	      toggles nested-tables logic (for debugging).

	      number of	articles in chunked news listings.

	      maximum news articles in listings	before chunking.

	      disable bold video-attribute.

	      disable directory	browsing.

       -nocc  disable Cc: prompts for self copies of mailings.	Note that this
	      does  not	disable	any CCs	which are incorporated within a	mailto
	      URL or form ACTION.

	      force color mode off, overriding terminal	capabilities  and  any
	      -color flags, COLORTERM variable,	and saved .lynxrc settings.

	      disable local program execution. (DEFAULT)

	      disable transmissions of Referer headers for file	URLs.

	      disable the link list feature in dumps.

       -nolog disable mailing of error messages	to document owners.

	      disable left/right margins in the	default	style sheet.

	      disable -more- string in statusline messages.

	      This  flag  is  not  available  on all systems, Lynx needs to be
	      compiled with HAVE_SIGACTION defined.  If	available,  this  flag
	      may  cause Lynx to react more immediately	to window changes when
	      run within an xterm.

	      disable	link-	 and	field-numbering.     This    overrides
	      -number_fields and -number_links.

	      disable forced pauses for	statusline messages.

	      disable most print functions.

	      prevents	automatic redirection and prints a message with	a link
	      to the new URL.

	      disable transmissions of Referer headers.

	      disable reverse video-attribute.

	      disable SOCKS proxy usage	by a SOCKSified	Lynx.

	      disable the retrieval status messages.

	      disable title and	blank line from	top of page.

	      disable underline	video-attribute.

	      force numbering of links as well as form input fields

	      force numbering of links.

	      toggles display partial pages while loading.

	      number  of  lines	 to  render  before  repainting	 display  with
	      partial-display logic

	      toggles passive ftp connections.

	      set  authorization  ID and password for a	protected proxy	server
	      at startup.  Be sure to protect any script files which use  this

       -popup toggles  handling	 of  single-choice  SELECT  options  via popup
	      windows or as lists of radio buttons.

	      properly formatted data for a post form are  read	 in  from  the
	      standard input and passed	to the form.  Input is terminated by a
	      line that	starts with '---'.

	      show HTML	 source	 preparsed  and	 reformatted  when  used  with
	      -source or in source view.

	      show HTML	source view with lexical elements and tags in color.

       -print enable print functions. (default)

	      toggles pseudo-ALTs for inline images with no ALT	string.

       -raw   toggles  default	setting	of 8-bit character translations	or CJK
	      mode for the startup character set.

       -realm restricts	access to URLs in the starting realm.

	      Sets the read-timeout, where N is	given in seconds.

	      flushes the cache	on a proxy server  (only  the  first  document

	      allows a list of services	to be disabled selectively. Dashes and
	      underscores in option names can  be  intermixed.	The  following
	      list is printed if no options are	specified.

		 restricts all options listed below.

		 disallow changing the location	of the bookmark	file.

		 disallow execution links via the bookmark file.

		 disallow  changing the	eXecute	permission on files (but still
		 allow it for  directories)  when  local  file	management  is

		 same  as  command  line  option -anonymous.  Disables default
		 services for anonymous	users.	Set to all restricted,	except
		 for:  inside_telnet, outside_telnet, inside_ftp, outside_ftp,
		 inside_rlogin,	 outside_rlogin,  inside_news,	 outside_news,
		 telnet_port, jump, mail, print, exec, and goto.  The settings
		 for these,  as	 well  as  additional  goto  restrictions  for
		 specific  URL schemes that are	also applied, are derived from
		 definitions within userdefs.h.

		 disallow local	file management.

		 disallow saving to disk in the	download and print menus.

		 disallow access to, or	creation of, hidden (dot) files.

		 disallow some downloaders in  the  download  menu  (does  not
		 imply disk_save restriction).

		 disallow external editing.

		 disable execution scripts.

		 disallow the user from	changing the local execution option.

		 disallow  some	 "EXTERNAL" configuration lines	if support for
		 passing  URLs	to  external  applications  (with  the	EXTERN
		 command) is compiled in.

		 disallow  using  G)oto,  served  links	or bookmarks for file:

		 disable the 'g' (goto)	command.

		 disallow ftps for people coming from inside your domain (utmp
		 required for selectivity).

		 disallow  USENET  news	 posting for people coming from	inside
		 your domain (utmp required for	selectivity).

		 disallow rlogins for people coming from  inside  your	domain
		 (utmp required	for selectivity).

		 disallow  telnets  for	 people	coming from inside your	domain
		 (utmp required	for selectivity).

		 disable the 'j' (jump)	command.

		 disallow multiple bookmarks.

		 disallow mail.

		 disallow USENET News posting.

		 disallow saving options in .lynxrc.

		 disallow ftps for people  coming  from	 outside  your	domain
		 (utmp required	for selectivity).

		 disallow  USENET  news	 reading and posting for people	coming
		 from outside your domain  (utmp  required  for	 selectivity).
		 This  restriction  applies to "news", "nntp", "newspost", and
		 "newsreply"  URLs,  but  not  to  "snews",  "snewspost",   or
		 "snewsreply" in case they are supported.

		 disallow  rlogins  for	people coming from outside your	domain
		 (utmp required	for selectivity).

		 disallow telnets for people coming from outside  your	domain
		 (utmp required	for selectivity).

		 disallow most print options.

		 disallow shell	escapes	and lynxexec or	lynxprog G)oto's.

		 disallow Unix Control-Z suspends with escape to shell.

		 disallow specifying a port in telnet G)oto's.

		 disallow modifications	of the User-Agent header.

	      toggles  forced  resubmissions  (no-cache)  of forms with	method
	      POST when	the  documents	they  returned	are  sought  with  the
	      PREV_DOC command or from the History List.

	      disable recognition of rlogin commands.

	      toggles showing scrollbar.

	      toggles showing arrows at	ends of	the scrollbar.

	      require .www_browsable files to browse directories.

	      resumes from specified file on startup and saves session to that
	      file on exit.

	      resumes session from specified file.

	      saves session to specified file.

	      show very	long URLs in the status	line with "..."	 to  represent
	      the portion which	cannot be displayed.  The beginning and	end of
	      the URL are displayed, rather than suppressing the end.

	      Print the	configuration settings,	e.g., as read from "lynx.cfg",
	      and exit.

	      If  enabled  the	cursor	will  not  be hidden in	the right hand
	      corner but will instead  be  positioned  at  the	start  of  the
	      currently	selected link.	Show cursor is the default for systems
	      without FANCY_CURSES capabilities.   The	default	 configuration
	      can  be  changed	in  userdefs.h	or lynx.cfg.  The command line
	      switch toggles the default.

	      If enabled the transfer  rate  is	 shown	in  bytes/second.   If
	      disabled,	 no  transfer  rate  is	 shown.	  Use  lynx.cfg	or the
	      options menu to select KB/second and/or ETA.

	      toggles emulation	of the	old  Netscape  and  Mosaic  bug	 which
	      treated '>' as a co-terminator for double-quotes and tags.

	      works  the  same	as  dump  but  outputs	HTML source instead of
	      formatted	text.  For example

	      lynx -source . >foo.html

	      generates	 HTML  source  listing	the  files  in	 the   current
	      directory.   Each	 file  is  marked  by  an HREF relative	to the
	      parent directory.	 Add a	trailing  slash	 to  make  the	HREF's
	      relative to the current directory:

	      lynx -source ./ >foo.html

	      disable SIGINT cleanup handler

	      allow non-http startfile and homepage with -validate.

	      When  dumping  a	document using -dump or	-source, Lynx normally
	      does not display alert (error) messages  that  you  see  on  the
	      screen  in the status line.  Use the -stderr option to tell Lynx
	      to write these messages to the standard error.

       -stdin read the startfile from standard input (UNIX only).

	      information for syslog call.

	      log requested URLs with syslog.

	      initialize parser, using Tag Soup	DTD rather than	SortaSGML.

	      disable recognition of telnet commands.

	      tell Lynx	what terminal type to assume it	is talking to.	 (This
	      may  be  useful  for  remote  execution, when, for example, Lynx
	      connects to a remote TCP/IP port that starts a script  that,  in
	      turn, starts another Lynx	process.)

	      For  win32,  sets	 the network read-timeout, where N is given in

       -tlog  toggles between using a Lynx Trace  Log  and  stderr  for	 trace
	      output from the session.

       -tna   turns on "Textfields Need	Activation" mode.

       -trace turns  on	 Lynx trace mode.  Destination of trace	output depends
	      on -tlog.

	      turn on optional traces, which may result	in  very  large	 trace
	      files.  Logically	OR the values to combine options:

	      1	 SGML character	parsing	states

	      2	 color-style

	      4	 TRST (table layout)

	      8	 configuration	(lynx.cfg,  .lynxrc, .lynx-keymaps, mime.types
		 and mailcap contents)

	      16 binary	string copy/append, used in form data construction.

	      32 cookies

	      64 character sets

		 GridText parsing


	      traverse all http	links derived from startfile.  When used  with
	      -crawl,  each link that begins with the same string as startfile
	      is output	to a file, intended for	indexing.  See	CRAWL.announce
	      for more information.

	      trim input text/textarea fields in forms.

	      toggles use of underline/bold attribute for links.

	      toggles use of _underline_ format	in dumps.

	      check  for duplicate link	numbers	in each	page and corresponding
	      lists, and reuse the original link number.

	      turn on mouse support, if	available.  Clicking  the  left	 mouse
	      button  on a link	traverses it.  Clicking	the right mouse	button
	      pops back.  Click	on the top line	to scroll up.	Click  on  the
	      bottom  line to scroll down.  The	first few positions in the top
	      and bottom line may invoke additional functions.	Lynx  must  be
	      compiled	with  ncurses  or  slang  to support this feature.  If
	      ncurses is used, clicking	the middle  mouse  button  pops	 up  a
	      simple  menu.  Mouse clicks may only work	reliably while Lynx is
	      idle waiting for input.

	      set alternate Lynx User-Agent header.

	      accept only  http	 URLs  (for  validation).   Complete  security
	      restrictions also	are implemented.

	      toggle  [LINK],  [IMAGE] and [INLINE] comments with filenames of
	      these images.

	      print version information, and exit.

	      enable vi-like key movement.

	      enable Waterloo tcp/ip packet debug (print to  watt  debugfile).
	      This  applies  only  to  DOS  versions  compiled	with WATTCP or

	      number of	columns	for formatting of dumps, default is 80.	  This
	      is  limited  by  the  number of columns that Lynx	could display,
	      typically	1024 (the MAX_LINE symbol).

	      emit backspaces in output	if -dump'ing or	-crawl'ing (like 'man'

	      tells Lynx that it can ignore certain tags which have no content
	      in an XHTML 1.0 document.	 For example "<p/>" will be discarded.

       o  Use Up arrow and Down	arrow to scroll	through	hypertext links.

       o  Right	arrow or Return	will follow a highlighted hypertext link.

       o  Left Arrow will retreat from a link.

       o  Type "H" or "?" for  online  help  and  descriptions	of  key-stroke

       o  Type	"K"  for  a  complete  list  of	the current key-stroke command

       In addition to various "standard" environment variables such  as	 HOME,
       PATH,  USER,  DISPLAY, TMPDIR, etc, Lynx	utilizes several Lynx-specific
       environment variables, if they exist.

       Others may be created or	modified by Lynx to pass data to  an  external
       program,	or for other reasons.  These are listed	separately below.

       See  also  the  sections	 on  SIMULATED CGI SUPPORT and NATIVE LANGUAGE
       SUPPORT,	below.

       Note:  Not all environment variables apply to all  types	 of  platforms
       supported  by  Lynx, though most	do.  Feedback on platform dependencies
       is solicited.

       Environment Variables Used By Lynx:

       COLORTERM	   If set, color capability for	the terminal is	forced
			   on  at  startup time.  The actual value assigned to
			   the variable	is ignored.   This  variable  is  only
			   meaningful  if  Lynx	 was  built  using  the	 slang
			   screen-handling library.

       LYNX_CFG		   This	variable, if set, will	override  the  default
			   location  and name of the global configuration file
			   (normally,  lynx.cfg)  that	was  defined  by   the
			   LYNX_CFG_FILE  constant  in	the  userdefs.h	 file,
			   during installation.	 See the userdefs.h  file  for
			   more	information.

       LYNX_HELPFILE	   If set, this	variable overrides the compiled-in URL
			   and configuration file URL for the Lynx help	file.

       LYNX_LOCALEDIR	   If set, this	 variable  overrides  the  compiled-in
			   location  of	 the  locale  directory	which contains
			   native language (NLS) message text.

       LYNX_LSS		   This	variable, if set, specifies  the  location  of
			   the	 default  Lynx	character  style  sheet	 file.
			   [Currently only meaningful if Lynx was built	 using
			   experimental	color style support.]

       LYNX_SAVE_SPACE	   This	 variable,  if	set, will override the default
			   path	prefix for files saved to disk that is defined
			   in  the  lynx.cfg  SAVE_SPACE:  statement.  See the
			   lynx.cfg file for more information.

       LYNX_TEMP_SPACE	   This	variable, if set, will	override  the  default
			   path	 prefix	 for  temporary	files that was defined
			   during installation,	as well	as any value that  may
			   be assigned to the TMPDIR variable.

       MAIL		   This	variable specifies the default inbox Lynx will
			   check for new mail, if such checking	is enabled  in
			   the lynx.cfg	file.

       NEWS_ORGANIZATION   This	 variable, if set, provides the	string used in
			   the Organization: header of USENET  news  postings.
			   It  will  override  the setting of the ORGANIZATION
			   environment variable, if it is also	set  (and,  on
			   UNIX, the contents of an /etc/organization file, if

       NNTPSERVER	   If set, this	variable specifies  the	 default  NNTP
			   server  that	 will  be used for USENET news reading
			   and posting with Lynx, via news: URL's.

       ORGANIZATION	   This	variable, if set, provides the string used  in
			   the	Organization:  header of USENET	news postings.
			   On UNIX,  it	 will  override	 the  contents	of  an
			   /etc/organization file, if present.

       PROTOCOL_proxy	   Lynx	supports the use of proxy servers that can act
			   as firewall gateways	and caching servers.  They are
			   preferable	to  the	 older	gateway	 servers  (see
			   WWW_access_GATEWAY, below).	Each protocol used  by
			   Lynx,  (http,  ftp,	gopher,	 etc),	can  be	mapped
			   separately by setting environment variables of  the
			   form	   PROTOCOL_proxy    (literally:   http_proxy,
			   ftp_proxy,	    gopher_proxy,	etc),	    to
			   "http://some.server.dom:port/".    See  Lynx	 Users
			   Guide for additional	details	and examples.

       SSL_CERT_DIR	   Set	 to   the   directory	 containing    trusted

       SSL_CERT_FILE	   Set	to the full path and filename for your file of
			   trusted certificates.

       WWW_access_GATEWAY  Lynx	still supports use of  gateway	servers,  with
			   the	 servers  specified  via  "WWW_access_GATEWAY"
			   variables (where "access" is	lower case and can  be
			   "http",  "ftp",  "gopher"  or "wais"), however most
			   gateway servers have	been discontinued.  Note  that
			   you do not include a	terminal '/' for gateways, but
			   do  for   proxies   specified   by	PROTOCOL_proxy
			   environment	variables.   See  Lynx Users Guide for

       WWW_HOME		   This	variable, if set, will	override  the  default
			   startup   URL   specified   in   any	 of  the  Lynx
			   configuration files.

       Environment Variables Set or Modified By	Lynx:

       LYNX_PRINT_DATE	   This	variable is set	by the Lynx p(rint)  function,
			   to	the   Date:  string  seen  in  the  document's
			   "Information	about" page (= cmd), if	 any.	It  is
			   created  for	use by an external program, as defined
			   in a	lynx.cfg PRINTER:  definition  statement.   If
			   the	field  does  not  exist	 for the document, the
			   variable is set to a	null string under UNIX,	or "No
			   Date" under VMS.

       LYNX_PRINT_LASTMOD  This	 variable is set by the	Lynx p(rint) function,
			   to the Last Mod:  string  seen  in  the  document's
			   "Information	 about"	 page  (= cmd),	if any.	 It is
			   created for use by an external program, as  defined
			   in  a  lynx.cfg  PRINTER: definition	statement.  If
			   the field does not  exist  for  the	document,  the
			   variable is set to a	null string under UNIX,	or "No
			   LastMod" under VMS.

       LYNX_PRINT_TITLE	   This	variable is set	by the Lynx p(rint)  function,
			   to  the  Linkname:  string  seen  in	the document's
			   "Information	about" page (= cmd), if	 any.	It  is
			   created  for	use by an external program, as defined
			   in a	lynx.cfg PRINTER:  definition  statement.   If
			   the	field  does  not  exist	 for the document, the
			   variable is set to a	null string under UNIX,	or "No
			   Title" under	VMS.

       LYNX_PRINT_URL	   This	 variable is set by the	Lynx p(rint) function,
			   to  the  URL:  string  seen	 in   the   document's
			   "Information	 about"	 page  (= cmd),	if any.	 It is
			   created for use by an external program, as  defined
			   in  a  lynx.cfg  PRINTER: definition	statement.  If
			   the field does not  exist  for  the	document,  the
			   variable is set to a	null string under UNIX,	or "No
			   URL"	under VMS.

       LYNX_TRACE	   If set, causes Lynx to write	a trace	file as	if the
			   -trace option were supplied.

       LYNX_TRACE_FILE	   If set, overrides the compiled-in name of the trace
			   file, which is either  Lynx.trace  or  LY-TRACE.LOG
			   (the	 latter	 on the	DOS platform).	The trace file
			   is in either	case relative to the home directory.

       LYNX_VERSION	   This	variable is always set by  Lynx,  and  may  be
			   used	 by an external	program	to determine if	it was
			   invoked by Lynx.  See  also	the  comments  in  the
			   distribution's  sample  mailcap  file, for notes on
			   usage in such a file.

       TERM		   Normally,  this  variable  is  used	by   Lynx   to
			   determine  the  terminal  type being	used to	invoke
			   Lynx.  If, however, it is unset at startup time (or
			   has	the value "unknown"), or if the	-term command-
			   line	option is used (see  OPTIONS  section  above),
			   Lynx	 will  set  or	modify	its  value to the user
			   specified terminal type  (for  the  Lynx  execution
			   environment).   Note:  If set/modified by Lynx, the
			   values of  the  LINES  and/or  COLUMNS  environment
			   variables may also be changed.

       If built	with the cgi-links option enabled, Lynx	allows access to a cgi
       script directly without the need	for an http daemon.

       When executing such  "lynxcgi  scripts"	(if  enabled),	the  following
       variables may be	set for	simulating a CGI environment:














       Other  environment  variables  are  not inherited by the	script,	unless
       they  are  provided  via	 a  LYNXCGI_ENVIRONMENT	  statement   in   the
       configuration  file.   See  the	lynx.cfg file, and the (draft) CGI 1.1
       Specification <http://Web.Golux.Com/coar/cgi/draft-coar-cgi-v11-00.txt>
       for the definition and usage of these variables.

       The  CGI	 Specification,	 and other associated documentation, should be
       consulted for general information on CGI	script programming.

       If configured and installed with	Native	Language  Support,  Lynx  will
       display status and other	messages in your local language.  See the file
       ABOUT_NLS in the	source distribution, or	at your	local  GNU  site,  for
       more information	about internationalization.

       The  following  environment  variables  may  be	used  to alter default

       LANG		   This	variable, if set, will	override  the  default
			   message language.  It is an ISO 639 two-letter code
			   identifying the language.  Language codes  are  NOT
			   the same as the country codes given in ISO 3166.

       LANGUAGE		   This	 variable,  if	set, will override the default
			   message language.  This is a	GNU extension that has
			   higher  priority  for  setting  the message catalog
			   than	LANG or	LC_ALL.

       LC_ALL		   and

       LC_MESSAGES	   These variables, if	set,  specify  the  notion  of
			   native language formatting style.  They are POSIXly

       LINGUAS		   This	 variable,  if	set  prior  to	configuration,
			   limits  the installed languages to specific values.
			   It is a space-separated list	of  two-letter	codes.
			   Currently, it is hard-coded to a wish list.

       NLSPATH		   This	 variable,  if set, is used as the path	prefix
			   for message catalogs.

       This is the Lynx	v2.8.7 Release;	development is in progress for 2.8.8.

       If you wish to contribute to the	further	development of Lynx, subscribe
       to  our mailing list.  Send email to <> with
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       Do not send the unsubscribe message to the lynx-dev list, itself.

       catgets(3),  curses(3),	environ(7),  execve(2),	 ftp(1), gettext(GNU),
       localeconv(3),	ncurses(3),   setlocale(3),   slang(?),	   termcap(5),
       terminfo(5), wget(GNU)

       Note that man page availability and section numbering is	somewhat plat-
       form dependent, and may vary from the above references.

       A section shown as (GNU), is intended to	denote that the	topic  may  be
       available via an	info page, instead of a	man page (i.e.,	try "info sub-
       ject", rather than "man subject").

       A section shown as (?) denotes that documentation on the	topic  exists,
       but  is	not part of an established documentation retrieval system (see
       the distribution	files associated with the topic, or contact your  Sys-
       tem Administrator for further information).

       Lynx  has  incorporated	code  from a variety of	sources	along the way.
       The earliest versions of	Lynx included code from	Earl Fogel of  Comput-
       ing  Services at	the University of Saskatchewan,	who implemented	HYPER-
       REZ in the Unix environment.  HYPERREZ was developed by Niel Larson  of  and  served  as  the	model  for the early versions of Lynx.
       Those versions also incorporated	libraries from the Unix	Gopher clients
       developed  at  the  University  of Minnesota, and the later versions of
       Lynx rely on the	WWW client library code	developed by  Tim  Berners-Lee
       and  the	 WWW  community.  Also a special thanks	to Foteos Macrides who
       ported much of Lynx to VMS and did or organized most of its development
       since  the  departures of Lou Montulli and Garrett Blythe from the Uni-
       versity of Kansas in the	summer of 1994 through the release of  v2.7.2,
       and  to	everyone  on the net who has contributed to Lynx's development
       either directly (through	patches, comments or bug reports) or indirect-
       ly (through inspiration and development of other	systems).

       Lou  Montulli,  Garrett	Blythe,	Craig Lavender,	Michael	Grobe, Charles
       Academic	Computing Services
       University of Kansas
       Lawrence, Kansas	66047

       Foteos Macrides
       Worcester Foundation for	Biomedical Research
       Shrewsbury, Massachusetts 01545

       Thomas E. Dickey



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