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LYNX(1)								       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
       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  iso‐
       lated 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.

       -blink forces high intensity  background	 colors	 for  color  mode,  if
	      available	 and supported by the terminal.	 Lynx needs to be com‐
	      piled with the slang library for this flag.

       -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
	      addresses 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.

       -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
	      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 pos‐
	      sible,  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.

       -cookies
	      toggles handling of Set-Cookie headers.

       -cookie_file=FILENAME
	      specifies a file to use to store cookies.

       -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).

       -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.

       -debug_partial
	      incremental display stages with MessageSecs delay

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

       -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).

       -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
	      affected).

       -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
	      default services for anonymous users.  Set  to  all  restricted,
	      except  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.

       -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).

       -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.

       -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.

       -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
	      restrictions 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
			   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
			   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
			   "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 "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"
			   under 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
			   native 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 v2.8.3 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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