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RE: [Lynx-dev] Startfile page not available

From: Small, Gene
Subject: RE: [Lynx-dev] Startfile page not available
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2005 14:20:42 -0400

using /dev/null does as expected but not much use to me as far as I can tell. 
What would be better to me, I think, would be able to specify a page, local or 
otherwise, to go to in the event of a non-existent URL - either at startup or 
any time. Looks like in the short term I'll always start with a local file and 
require the user to press a "start" link to get to the server the first time.

thanks for your help...BTW I have had great success with lynx on this small 
Gene Small

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From: Thomas Dickey [mailto:address@hidden
Sent: Friday, August 12, 2005 2:10 PM
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Cc: Small, Gene; address@hidden
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] Startfile page not available

On Fri, 12 Aug 2005, Stef Caunter wrote:

> I'd probably get a local copy of a basic lynx helpfile to assist new users.
> Just tried
> lynx /dev/zero

/dev/zero would behave differently.  It returns data (zeros) without
a stop, but iirc, /dev/null is going to return an end-of-file.

> which is pretty interesting. Read stopped at 2095000KiB and then started up 
> again. Consumed all available cpu of course.
> Stef
> On Fri, 12 Aug 2005, Thomas Dickey wrote:
>> I seem to recall someone setting the file to /dev/null,
>> which is usually easy to find.

Thomas E. Dickey

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