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LYNX(1)			    General Commands Manual		       LYNX(1)

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

SYNOPSIS
       lynx [options] [path or URL]

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

DESCRIPTION
       Lynx is a fully-featured	World Wide Web (WWW) client for	users  running
       cursor-addressable,  character-cell display devices (e.g., vt100	termi-
       nals, 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 lo-
       cal 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 ex-
       ample, Lynx has been used to build several Campus Wide Information Sys-
       tems (CWIS).  In	addition, Lynx can be used to build  systems  isolated
       within a	single LAN.

OPTIONS
       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."

       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
       underscores).

       -      If the argument is only '-', then	Lynx expects  to  receive  the
	      arguments	from stdin.  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
	      accept all cookies.

       -anonymous
	      apply restrictions for anonymous	account,  see  also  -restric-
	      tions.

       -assume_charset=MIMEname
	      charset for documents that don't specify it.

       -assume_local_charset=MIMEname
	      charset assumed for local	files.

       -assume_unrec_charset=MIMEname
	      use this instead of unrecognized charsets.

       -auth=ID:PASSWD
	      set  authorization  ID  and  password for	protected documents at
	      startup.	Be sure	to protect any script  files  which  use  this
	      switch.

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

       -bibp=URL
	      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.

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

       -cache=NUMBER
	      set the NUMBER of	documents cached in memory.   The  default  is
	      10.

       -case  enable case-sensitive string searching.

       -center
	      Toggle center alignment in HTML TABLE.

       -cfg=FILENAME
	      specifies	 a  Lynx  configuration	 file  other  than the default
	      lynx.cfg.

       -child exit on left-arrow in startfile, and disable save	to disk.

       -cmd_log=FILENAME
	      write keystroke commands and related information to  the	speci-
	      fied file.

       -cmd_script=FILENAME
	      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.

       -color forces color mode	on, if available.  Default color  control  se-
	      quences  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-ca-
	      pable curses library like	ncurses, Lynx relies completely	on the
	      terminal	description  to	determine whether color	mode is	possi-
	      ble, 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.

       -connect_timeout=N
	      Sets  the	connection timeout, where N is given in	seconds.  This
	      is not available under  DOS  (use	 the  sockdelay	 parameter  of
	      WATTCP under DOS).

       -cookie_file=FILENAME
	      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.

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

       -cookies
	      toggles handling of Set-Cookie headers.

       -core  toggles forced core dumps	on fatal errors.

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

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

       -debug_partial
	      separate incremental display stages with MessageSecs delay

       -display=DISPLAY
	      set the display variable for X rexec-ed programs.

       -display_charset=MIMEname
	      set the charset for the terminal output.

       -dont_wrap_pre
	      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 one	speci-
	      fied on the command line to standard output.  This can  be  used
	      in the following way:

	      lynx -dump http://www.trill-home.com/lynx.html

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

       -emacskeys
	      enable emacs-like	key movement.

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

       -error_file=FILE
	      define a file where Lynx will report HTTP	access codes.

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

       -fileversions
	      include all versions of files in local VMS directory listings.

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

       -force_html
	      forces the first document	to be interpreted as HTML.

       -force_secure
	      toggles forcing of the secure flag for SSL cookies.

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

       -from  toggles transmissions of From headers.

       -ftp   disable ftp access.

       -get_data
	      properly formatted data for a get	form are read  in  from	 stdin
	      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.

       -hiddenlinks=[option]
	      control the display of hidden links.

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

	      listonly hidden links are	shown only on L)ist screens and	 list-
	      ings generated by	-dump or from the P)rint menu, but appear sep-
	      arately at the end of those lists.  This is the  default	behav-
	      ior.

	      ignore hidden links do not appear	even in	listings.

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

       -homepage=URL
	      set homepage separate from start page.

       -image_links
	      toggles inclusion	of links for all images.

       -index=URL
	      set the default index file to the	specified URL.

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

       -justify
	      do justification of text.

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

       -localhost
	      disable URLs that	point to remote	hosts.

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

       -lss=FILENAME
	      specify  filename	 containing  color-style information.  The de-
	      fault is lynx.lss.

       -mime_header
	      prints the MIME header of	a  fetched  document  along  with  its
	      source.

       -minimal
	      toggles minimal versus valid comment parsing.

       -newschunksize=NUMBER
	      number of	articles in chunked news listings.

       -newsmaxchunk=NUMBER
	      maximum news articles in listings	before chunking.

       -nobold
	      disable bold video-attribute.

       -nobrowse
	      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.

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

       -noexec
	      disable local program execution. (DEFAULT)

       -nofilereferer
	      disable transmissions of Referer headers for file	URLs.

       -nolist
	      disable the link list feature in dumps.

       -nolog disable mailing of error messages	to document owners.

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

       -nopause
	      disable forced pauses for	statusline messages.

       -noprint
	      disable most print functions.

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

       -noreferer
	      disable transmissions of Referer headers.

       -noreverse
	      disable reverse video-attribute.

       -nosocks
	      disable SOCKS proxy usage	by a SOCKSified	Lynx.

       -nostatus
	      disable the retrieval status messages.

       -nounderline
	      disable underline	video-attribute.

       -number_fields
	      force numbering of links as well as form input fields

       -number_links
	      force numbering of links.

       -partial
	      toggles display partial pages while loading.

       -partial_thres=NUMBER
	      number of	lines to render	before repainting  display  with  par-
	      tial-display logic

       -pauth=ID:PASSWD
	      set  authorization  ID and password for a	protected proxy	server
	      at startup.  Be sure to protect any script files which use  this
	      switch.

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

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

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

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

       -print enable print functions. (default)

       -pseudo_inlines
	      toggles pseudo-ALTs for inlines 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.

       -reload
	      flushes the cache	on a proxy server (only	the first document af-
	      fected).

       -restrictions=[option][,option][,option]...
	      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.

	      all - restricts all options listed below.

	      bookmark - disallow changing the location	of the bookmark	file.

	      bookmark_exec - disallow execution links via the bookmark	file.

	      change_exec_perms	 - disallow changing the eXecute permission on
	      files (but still allow it	for directories) when local file  man-
	      agement is enabled.

	      default  - same as command line option -anonymous.  Disables de-
	      fault services for anonymous users.  Set to all restricted,  ex-
	      cept   for:   inside_telnet,  outside_telnet,  inside_ftp,  out-
	      side_ftp,	 inside_rlogin,	 outside_rlogin,   inside_news,	  out-
	      side_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.

	      dired_support - disallow local file management.

	      disk_save	- disallow saving to disk in the  download  and	 print
	      menus.

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

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

	      editor - disallow	external editing.

	      exec - disable execution scripts.

	      exec_frozen  -  disallow the user	from changing the local	execu-
	      tion option.

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

	      file_url - disallow using	G)oto, served links or	bookmarks  for
	      file: URLs.

	      goto - disable the 'g' (goto) command.

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

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

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

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

	      jump - disable the 'j' (jump) command.

	      multibook	- disallow multiple bookmarks.

	      mail - disallow mail.

	      news_post	- disallow USENET News posting.

	      options_save - disallow saving options in	.lynxrc.

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

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

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

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

	      print - disallow most print options.

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

	      suspend -	disallow Unix Control-Z	suspends with escape to	shell.

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

	      useragent	- disallow modifications of the	User-Agent header.

       -resubmit_posts
	      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.

       -rlogin
	      disable recognition of rlogin commands.

       -scrollbar
	      toggles showing scrollbar.

       -scrollbar_arrow
	      toggles showing arrows at	ends of	the scrollbar.

       -selective
	      require .www_browsable files to browse directories.

       -short_url
	      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.

       -show_cursor
	      If enabled the cursor will not be	hidden in the right hand  cor-
	      ner 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 tog-
	      gles the default.

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

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

       -source
	      works the	same as	dump but outputs HTML source instead  of  for-
	      matted text.

       -stack_dump
	      disable SIGINT cleanup handler

       -startfile_ok
	      allow non-http startfile and homepage with -validate.

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

       -syslog=text
	      information for syslog call.

       -tagsoup
	      initialize parser, using Tag Soup	DTD rather than	SortaSGML.

       -telnet
	      disable recognition of telnet commands.

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

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

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

       -tna   turns on "Textfields Need	Activation" mode.

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

       -trace_mask=value
	      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=config (lynx.cfg and .lynxrc contents)

       -traversal
	      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_fields
	      trim input text/textarea fields in forms.

       -underscore
	      toggles use of _underline_ format	in dumps.

       -use_mouse
	      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 sim-
	      ple menu.	 Mouse clicks may only work  reliably  while  Lynx  is
	      idle waiting for input.

       -useragent=Name
	      set alternate Lynx User-Agent header.

       -validate
	      accept  only  http URLs (for validation).	 Complete security re-
	      strictions also are implemented.

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

       -version
	      print version information.

       -vikeys
	      enable vi-like key movement.

       -wdebug
	      enable  Waterloo	tcp/ip packet debug (print to watt debugfile).
	      This applies only	 to  DOS  versions  compiled  with  WATTCP  or
	      WATT-32.

       -width=NUMBER
	      number of	columns	for formatting of dumps, default is 80.

       -with_backspaces
	      emit  backspaces	in output if -dumping or -crawling (like 'man'
	      does)

COMMANDS
       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  com-
       mands.
       o  Type	"K" for	a complete list	of the current key-stroke command map-
       pings.

ENVIRONMENT
       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 SUP-
       PORT, 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, dur-
			   ing installation.  See the userdefs.h file for more
			   information.

       LYNX_LSS		   This	 variable,  if	set, specifies the location of
			   the default Lynx character style sheet file.	 [Cur-
			   rently  only	meaningful if Lynx was built using ex-
			   perimental 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
			   present).

       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 sepa-
			   rately 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.

       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 environ-
			   ment	variables.  See	Lynx Users Guide for details.

       WWW_HOME		   This	variable, if set, will	override  the  default
			   startup URL specified in any	of the Lynx configura-
			   tion	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 "Infor-
			   mation 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 "In-
			   formation  about" page (= cmd), if any.  It is cre-
			   ated	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 "In-
			   formation about" page (= cmd), if any.  It is  cre-
			   ated	 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 "Informa-
			   tion	 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" un-
			   der VMS.

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

       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 dis-
			   tribution's sample mailcap file, for	notes on usage
			   in such a file.

       TERM		   Normally,  this  variable is	used by	Lynx to	deter-
			   mine	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.

SIMULATED CGI SUPPORT
       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 vari-
       ables may be set	for simulating a CGI environment:

       CONTENT_LENGTH

       CONTENT_TYPE

       DOCUMENT_ROOT

       HTTP_ACCEPT_CHARSET

       HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE

       HTTP_USER_AGENT

       PATH_INFO

       PATH_TRANSLATED

       QUERY_STRING

       REMOTE_ADDR

       REMOTE_HOST

       REQUEST_METHOD

       SERVER_SOFTWARE

       Other environment variables are not inherited  by  the  script,	unless
       they are	provided via a LYNXCGI_ENVIRONMENT statement in	the configura-
       tion file.  See the lynx.cfg file, and the (draft) CGI  1.1  Specifica-
       tion  <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.

NATIVE LANGUAGE	SUPPORT
       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  set-
       tings:

       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 na-
			   tive	language formatting style.  They  are  POSIXly
			   correct.

       LINGUAS		   This	 variable, if set prior	to configuration, lim-
			   its 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.

NOTES
       This is the Lynx	v2.8.4 Release

       If you wish to contribute to the	further	development of Lynx, subscribe
       to our mailing list.  Send email	to <majordomo@sig.net> with "subscribe
       lynx-dev" as the	only line in the body of your message.

       Send  bug  reports,  comments,  suggestions to <lynx-dev@sig.net> after
       subscribing.

       Unsubscribe by sending email to <majordomo@sig.net>  with  "unsubscribe
       lynx-dev"  as  the  only	line in	the body of your message.  Do not send
       the unsubscribe message to the lynx-dev list, itself.

SEE ALSO
       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).

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
       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
       Think.com 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).

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

       Foteos Macrides
       Worcester Foundation for	Biomedical Research
       Shrewsbury, Massachusetts 01545

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