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Re: lynx-dev Start lynx

From: Matt Ackeret
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Start lynx
Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2000 15:38:48 -0700 (PDT)

On Mon, 11 Sep 2000, Martin Schweizer wrote:
>Thanks to all for your answers! But I can't start lynx. In my
>.../lynx2-8-2/work/ directory is a file called lynx. When I type "lynx" the
>folloing error occurs: "lynx: Command not found.". I tested it in diffrent
>directories, no reaction, aways the same error. My dial-out configuration is
>ok, I test it with this email. I'm logged in as root, startfile is
>"" and there is no reaction on isdnd. What goes wrong? Do you
>need more informations?  Thanks in advance.

So this is on UNIX I presume (since you said logged in as root).

It sounds like the directory for your lynx binary is not in your $path

In your .cshrc file (or possibly a dot file for a different shell if you
use something other than csh or tcsh) there will be a variable called
path that has the directories to look for programs in.

Here's what mine is set to:
set path = ( /usr/local/bin /usr/lib/news/bin /bin /usr/ucb \
                /usr/bin /usr/local /usr/lib/news/rn4.4/bin /usr/local/bin \
             /usr/games /usr/openwin/bin /usr/sbin /opt/bin \
/usr/ccs/bin $HOME $HOME/bin . )

See, at the very end is a "." alone, that means the current directory.
If you manually go into the directory with lynx in it, you should be able
to run it from there.

A longer term solution would be to put the whole path to the lynx binary
in your path setup...  Then, the next time you start the shell, you will
be able to just type lynx and it will find it.

I hope this isn't too complex.

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