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Re: lynx-dev SUFFIX+VIEWER set to invoke tar

From: Doug Kaufman
Subject: Re: lynx-dev SUFFIX+VIEWER set to invoke tar
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 1998 18:24:21 -0700 (PDT)

On Mon, 17 Aug 1998, C.W.Holeman II wrote:

> 13 Aug 1998, Doug Kaufman <address@hidden>:
> >in lynx.cfg. What you need is a separate file called .mime.types (or
> >whatever name you specify for PERSONAL_EXTENSION_MAP in lynx.cfg),
> >with a line that looks like:
> >
> >application/start-tar tar
> I created mime_types. with the above contents.
> I created mailcap. containing:
>     application/start-tar; dir 
> I placed in lynx.cfg:
>     PERSONAL_EXTENSION_MAP:mime_types.
>     PERSONAL_MAILCAP:mailcap.
> >It displays:
> >
> >application/x-tar  D)ownload, or C)ancel

I suspect that the problem is the operating system not reporting the
files as actually ending with ".". Try with filenames "mime_types" and
"mailcap". A trace would show what is happening, but I am not sure that
trace is working in Win32. If it is, run "lynx -trace" and look in the
Lynx.trace file for a line starting:
This should give you an idea of what lynx is trying to do.

Doug Kaufman
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