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Re: LYNX-DEV one-screen lynx -help page proposal

From: Scott McGee (Personal)
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV one-screen lynx -help page proposal
Date: Wed, 5 Mar 1997 00:43:18 -0700

Mike Brown <address@hidden> writes:
>OK, taking into consideration the feedback so far, there is interest in
>making the 'lynx -help' output fit within a 24x80 screen, with a less
>obvious command-line option to bring up the full list.  I agree with this
>idea.  Here is a draft of what I think the one-screen page should be. It
>starts with the 'lynx -version' output.  Comments/suggestions welcome.
>Lynx Version 2.7
>(c)1997 GNU General Public License
>Lynx is a fully-featured World Wide Web (WWW) client for users running
>cursor-addressable, character-cell display devices (e.g., vt100 terminals
>or emulators, or any other "curses-oriented" displays).
>USAGE:  lynx [options] [file or URL]
>  To see a full list of startup options, execute 'lynx -help2'
>  From within Lynx, use the '?' key to view an extensive users guide.
>  The 'o' key will bring up a set of user-definable preferences.
>  Many options have been compiled into your local installation of lynx by
>  your system administrator.  Some options for your local system are also
>  defined in a global lynx.cfg file that is checked by lynx upon startup.
>Check the online users guide ('?' key within Lynx) for answers to the most
>frequently asked questions and help with all aspects of Lynx usage.

My primary comment is: Great! Looks really good! I would suggest, though,
that -options or -long_help, or even -help_long would be better than -help2.

Also, during the last part of the 2-6FM era, Fote said he prefered leaving the
copyright notice vague as shown above. He was primary author and as such I
respected his preference, as did others. Since he is NOT the primary author
of the current code Klaus and others are working on, I respectfully submit

Lynx Version 2.7-dev
Copyright (c) 1979, Lynx Developers Group
Copyrighted under the terms of the GNU General Public License

would be better. Anyone agree? (Fote, do you still wish to speak against this


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