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Re: [Lynx-dev] WWW_HOME=bookmark-file: cannot remove bookmarks

From: Doug Kaufman
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] WWW_HOME=bookmark-file: cannot remove bookmarks
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2004 17:20:29 -0700 (PDT)

On Tue, 20 Apr 2004, Albert REINER wrote:

> I want Lynx to always load my default bookmark file upon startup, so I
> have set WWW_HOME to that file:
>     $ echo $WWW_HOME
>     file://localhost/~albert/.lynx_bm/default.html
> The drawback of this is that Lynx now no longer lets me `r'emove a
> link in a bookmark file not loaded via the `v' command: In order to be
> able to delete bookmarks I have to issue, say, `v b v a' (change to
> bookmark file b - any other file works, too -, change back to default
> bookmark file), after which pressing `r' elicits the familiar `Do you
> really want to delete this link from your bookmark file? (n)' prompt;
> the situation is unchanged when I call lynx with the bookmark file as
> a command-line argument.  Using a non-bookmark-file starting page and
> loading the bookmarks with `v a' does let me delete bookmarks.  (BTW,
> I used the exact same setup on my old system with an old version of
> lynx and never had that problem.)

I have never been able to understand why this occurs on some systems
but not on others. The simple solution is to invoke lynx as 
"lynx -book". You can automate this through an alias or shell script,
if you wish. Then lynx will load your bookmark page as the initial
page and allow you to delete links as needed.

Doug Kaufman
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