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lynx-dev Re: lynx: can't run without a terminal

From: Klaus Weide
Subject: lynx-dev Re: lynx: can't run without a terminal
Date: Thu, 25 May 2000 16:22:18 -0500 (CDT)

> I have a cronjob which runs Lynx to get some information and sends it
> to me via email. This has stopped working with a recent Lynx upgrade;
> now I just get email saying "your terminal lacks the ability to
> clear the screen" or something like that (I don't remember the wording).
> The script uses lynx -dump, which should run without a controlling
> terminal.

Last I checked [*], it doesn't really require a terminal, controlling or
otherwise, it just wants a non-dumb $TERM.  You can fake it.

Tom, this should be fixed for 2.8.3; see


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