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Re: lynx-dev lynx External command

From: Bela Lubkin
Subject: Re: lynx-dev lynx External command
Date: Fri, 9 Oct 1998 01:41:46 -0700

Eduardo Chappa wrote:

>   I would like to use the external feature of lynx to send messages,
> instead of the mail command in Lynx that asks me too many questions. I
> don't want to disable the mail command.  Whenever my cursor is in a link
> of the form mailto:address@hidden and i hit the period key i want to
> start pine, so I defined in my cfg file
>   EXTERNAL:mailto:pine %s:TRUE
> and now you see that when I compose my message the To: field says
> mailto:address@hidden; instead of address@hidden Of course I can
> delete the unwanted part. But I would also like to not to have to do it
> every time. I understand that this was not the intention of the external
> command, but maybe there could be another percent item, say %p, that
> takes only the part of the URL that I want to, without the mailto: part.


  EXTERNAL:mailto:lynx_pine %s:TRUE

and write a script called "lynx_pine".  Something like:

  exec pine `echo "$*" | sed 's/mailto://'`


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