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[Lynx-dev] 2-8-7.pre1 : lynx.cfg re storing sessions

From: Philip Webb
Subject: [Lynx-dev] 2-8-7.pre1 : lynx.cfg re storing sessions
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2009 23:24:30 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.16 (2007-06-09)

AFAIK the  2  lines at the end of the following msg have not been added:
they do add an important bit of explanation for users.
As we are approaching a Big Release, could you perhaps fix this ?
If you see a problem, please explain & we can debate it (smile).

-- msg from of yore --

080517 Paul B. Mahol wrote:
> On 5/17/08, Philip Webb <address@hidden> wrote:
>> I just updated to dev9 & enabled session cache.
>> How do I get Lynx to store all my sessions in the same file ?
>> I don't want odd session files scattered all over my directories,
>> but that seems to be what it does without further instruction.
>> I would like to use  ~/.lynx_session  whatever directory I invoke Lynx from.
>> I tried doing it via the 'o'ptions page, but it didn't work.
> Yes, I know, code which handle ~/ stuff is broken/missing
> and I dont have time to fix/add it.

No problem with that: thanks a lot for adding this feature to Lynx.

> Instead use full directory name: /home/username/.lynx_session

That was my guess, but it was at the end of a long day (smile).

> First put following lines in global lynx.cfg file:
>   ENABLE_LYNXRC:auto_session:ON
>   ENABLE_LYNXRC:session_file:ON
> And after that start new lynx session and configure file via 'o' page.

No, that doesn't work: the 'o'ptions list still shows session with '!'
& if you enter the file name there, it isn't saved in  .lynxrc .
However, if you simply enter the full dir name in  lynx.cfg ,
it is recognised even when Lynx is started from a subdir.

For TD : I suggest adding to  lynx.cfg  after the line

  # (The current working directory may be changed inside lynx)

the lines

  # If you want to use the same session file wherever you invoke Lynx,
  # enter the full path below, eg '/home/<username>/.lynx_session'.

I hope you don't need a patch (smile).

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