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       lynx  - a general purpose distributed information browser for the World
       Wide Web

       lynx [options] [path or URL]

       use "lynx -help" to display a complete list of current options.

       Lynx is a fully-featured World Wide Web (WWW) client for users  running
       cursor-addressable,   character-cell   display	devices  (e.g.,  vt100
       terminals, vt100 emulators running on Windows 95/NT or Macintoshes,  or
       any other "curses-oriented" display).  It will display hypertext markup
       language (HTML) documents containing links to  files  residing  on  the
       local  system,  as  well  as  files  residing on remote systems running
       Gopher, HTTP, FTP, WAIS, and NNTP servers.  Current  versions  of  Lynx
       run on Unix, VMS, Windows 95/NT, 386DOS and OS/2 EMX.

       Lynx  can  be  used  to access information on the World Wide Web, or to
       build information systems intended primarily  for  local  access.   For
       example,  Lynx  has  been used to build several Campus Wide Information
       Systems (CWIS).	In  addition,  Lynx  can  be  used  to	build  systems
       isolated within a single LAN.

       At  start  up, Lynx will load any local file or remote URL specified at
       the command line.  For help with URLs, press "?"  or "H" while  running
       Lynx.  Then follow the link titled, "Help on URLs."

       Lynx  uses  only  long option names. Option names can begin with double
       dash as well, underscores and dashes can be intermixed in option  names
       (in  the reference below options are with one dash before them and with

       -      If the argument is only -, then Lynx expects  to	receive  the
	      arguments from stdin.  This is to allow for the potentially very
	      long command line that can be associated with the  -get_data  or
	      -post_data  arguments (see below).  It can also be used to avoid
	      having sensitive information in the invoking command line (which
	      would be visible to other processes on most systems), especially
	      when the -auth or -pauth options are used.

	      accept all cookies.

	      apply   restrictions   for   anonymous   account,    see	  also

	      charset for documents that dont specify it.

	      charset assumed for local files.

	      use this instead of unrecognized charsets.

	      set  authorization  ID  and  password for protected documents at
	      startup.	Be sure to protect any script  files  which  use  this

       -base  prepend  a request URL comment and BASE tag to text/html outputs
	      for -source dumps.

	      specify a local bibp server (default http://bibhost/).

       -blink forces high intensity  background  colors  for  color  mode,  if
	      available  and  supported  by the terminal.  This applies to the
	      slang library (for a few terminal emulators),  or  to  OS/2  EMX
	      with ncurses.

       -book  use  the bookmark page as the startfile.	The default or command
	      line startfile is still set for the  Main  screen  command,  and
	      will be used if the bookmark page is unavailable or blank.

	      toggles  scanning  of  news  articles for buried references, and
	      converts them to news  links.   Not  recommended	because  email
	      addresses  enclosed in angle brackets will be converted to false
	      news links, and uuencoded messages can be trashed.

	      set the NUMBER of documents cached in memory.   The  default  is

       -case  enable case-sensitive string searching.

	      Toggle center alignment in HTML TABLE.

	      specifies  a  Lynx  configuration  file  other  than the default

       -child exit on left-arrow in startfile, and disable save to disk.

	      write  keystroke	commands  and  related	information   to   the
	      specified file.

	      read  keystroke  commands  from the specified file.  You can use
	      the data written using the -cmd_log option.   Lynx  will	ignore
	      other  information which the command-logging may have written to
	      the logfile.  Each line of the command script contains either  a
	      comment beginning with "#", or a keyword:

	    exit causes   the	script	to  stop,  and	forces	lynx  to  exit

	    key  the character value, in printable  form.   Cursor  and  other
		 special   keys  are  given  as  names,  e.g.,	"Down  Arrow".
		 Printable 7-bit ASCII codes are given as-is, and  hexadecimal
		 values represent other 8-bit codes.

	    set  followed  by a "name=value" allows one to override values set
		 in the lynx.cfg file.

       -color forces color mode  on,  if  available.   Default	color  control
	      sequences  which work for many terminal types are assumed if the
	      terminal capability description does not specify how  to	handle
	      color.   Lynx  needs  to	be compiled with the slang library for
	      this flag, it is equivalent to setting the COLORTERM environment
	      variable.   (If  color  support  is instead provided by a color-
	      capable curses library like ncurses, Lynx relies	completely  on
	      the  terminal  description  to  determine  whether color mode is
	      possible, and this flag is not needed and thus unavailable.)   A
	      saved  show_color=always	setting  found	in  a  .lynxrc file at
	      startup has the same effect.  A saved show_color=never found  in
	      .lynxrc on startup is overridden by this flag.

	      Sets the connection timeout, where N is given in seconds.

	      specifies  a file to use to read cookies.  If none is specified,
	      the default value  is  ~/.lynx_cookies  for  most  systems,  but
	      ~/cookies for MS-DOS.

	      specifies a file to use to store cookies.  If none is specified,
	      the value given by -cookie_file is used.

	      toggles handling of Set-Cookie headers.

       -core  toggles forced core dumps on fatal errors.  Turn this option off
	      to ask lynx to force a core dump if a fatal error occurs.

       -crawl with -traversal, output each page to a file.  with -dump, format
	      output as with -traversal, but to stdout.

	      toggles  the  use  of  curses  "pad"  feature   which   supports
	      left/right scrolling of the display.

	      separate incremental display stages with MessageSecs delay

       -delay add DebugSecs delay after each progress-message

	      set the display variable for X rexec-ed programs.

	      set the charset for the terminal output.

	      inhibit wrapping of text in 
 when -dumping and -crawling,
	      mark wrapped lines in interactive session.

       -dump  dumps the formatted  output  of  the  default  document  or  one
	      specified  on  the command line to standard output.  This can be
	      used in the following way:

	      lynx -dump http://www.subir.com/lynx.html

	      enable external editing, using the specified  EDITOR.  (vi,  ed,
	      emacs, etc.)

	      enable emacs-like key movement.

	      toggles  compatibility  with  communication programs scrollback
	      keys (may be incompatible with some curses packages).

	      define a file where Lynx will report HTTP access codes.

       -exec  enable local program execution (normally not configured).

	      include all versions of files in local VMS directory listings.

	      toggle memory leak-checking.  Normally this is not compiled-into
	      your  executable,  but  when  it	is,  it  can be disabled for a

	      force HREF-less A elements to be empty (close them as soon  as
	      they are seen).

	      forces the first document to be interpreted as HTML.

	      toggles forcing of the secure flag for SSL cookies.

	      toggles whether the Options Menu is key-based or form-based.

       -from  toggles transmissions of From headers.

       -ftp   disable ftp access.

	      properly	formatted  data  for a get form are read in from stdin
	      and passed to the form.  Input is  terminated  by  a  line  that
	      starts with ---.

       -head  send a HEAD request for the mime headers.

       -help  print the Lynx command syntax usage message.

	      control the display of hidden links.

	      merge hidden links show up as bracketed numbers and are numbered
	      together with other links in the sequence of their occurrence in
	      the document.

	      listonly	hidden	links  are  shown  only  on  L)ist screens and
	      listings generated by -dump or from the P)rint menu, but	appear
	      separately  at  the  end	of  those  lists.  This is the default

	      ignore hidden links do not appear even in listings.

	      toggles use of > or --> as a terminator for comments.

	      set homepage separate from start page.

	      toggles inclusion of links for all images.

	      set the default index file to the specified URL.

       -ismap toggles inclusion of  ISMAP  links  when	client-side  MAPs  are

	      do justification of text.

	      starting count for lnk#.dat files produced by -crawl.

	      disable URLs that point to remote hosts.

	      enable  local  program  execution from local files only (if Lynx
	      was compiled with local execution enabled).

	      specify  filename  containing  color-style   information.    The
	      default is lynx.lss.

	      prints  the  MIME  header  of  a fetched document along with its

	      toggles minimal versus valid comment parsing.

	      toggles nested-tables logic (for debugging).

	      number of articles in chunked news listings.

	      maximum news articles in listings before chunking.

	      disable bold video-attribute.

	      disable directory browsing.

       -nocc  disable Cc: prompts for self copies of mailings.	Note that this
	      does  not disable any CCs which are incorporated within a mailto
	      URL or form ACTION.

	      force color mode off, overriding terminal capabilities  and  any
	      -color flags, COLORTERM variable, and saved .lynxrc settings.

	      disable local program execution. (DEFAULT)

	      disable transmissions of Referer headers for file URLs.

	      disable the link list feature in dumps.

       -nolog disable mailing of error messages to document owners.

	      This  flag  is  not  available  on all systems, Lynx needs to be
	      compiled with HAVE_SIGACTION defined.  If available,  this  flag
	      may  cause Lynx to react more immediately to window changes when
	      run within an xterm.

	      disable forced pauses for statusline messages.

	      disable most print functions.

	      prevents automatic redirection and prints a message with a  link
	      to the new URL.

	      disable transmissions of Referer headers.

	      disable reverse video-attribute.

	      disable SOCKS proxy usage by a SOCKSified Lynx.

	      disable the retrieval status messages.

	      disable underline video-attribute.

	      force numbering of links as well as form input fields

	      force numbering of links.

	      toggles display partial pages while loading.

	      number  of  lines  to  render  before  repainting  display  with
	      partial-display logic

	      set authorization ID and password for a protected  proxy	server
	      at  startup.  Be sure to protect any script files which use this

       -popup toggles handling	of  single-choice  SELECT  options  via  popup
	      windows or as lists of radio buttons.

	      properly	formatted  data for a post form are read in from stdin
	      and passed to the form.  Input is  terminated  by  a  line  that
	      starts with ---.

	      show  HTML  source  preparsed  and  reformatted  when  used with
	      -source or in source view.

	      show HTML source view with lexical elements and tags in color.

       -print enable print functions. (default)

	      toggles pseudo-ALTs for inlines with no ALT string.

       -raw   toggles default setting of 8-bit character translations  or  CJK
	      mode for the startup character set.

       -realm restricts access to URLs in the starting realm.

	      flushes  the  cache  on  a proxy server (only the first document

	      allows a list of services to be disabled selectively. Dashes and
	      underscores  in  option  names  can be intermixed. The following
	      list is printed if no options are specified.

	      all - restricts all options listed below.

	      bookmark - disallow changing the location of the bookmark  file.

	      bookmark_exec  - disallow execution links via the bookmark file.

	      change_exec_perms - disallow changing the eXecute permission  on
	      files  (but  still  allow  it  for  directories) when local file
	      management is enabled.

	      default - same as  command  line	option	-anonymous.   Disables
	      default  services  for  anonymous users.	Set to all restricted,
	      except   for:   inside_telnet,	outside_telnet,    inside_ftp,
	      outside_ftp,    inside_rlogin,	outside_rlogin,   inside_news,
	      outside_news, telnet_port, jump, mail, print,  exec,  and  goto.
	      The  settings for these, as well as additional goto restrictions
	      for specific URL schemes that are also applied, are derived from
	      definitions within userdefs.h.

	      dired_support - disallow local file management.

	      disk_save  -  disallow  saving to disk in the download and print

	      dotfiles - disallow access to,  or  creation  of,  hidden  (dot)

	      download	- disallow some downloaders in the download menu (does
	      not imply disk_save restriction).

	      editor - disallow external editing.

	      exec - disable execution scripts.

	      exec_frozen  -  disallow	the  user  from  changing  the	 local
	      execution option.

	      externals  -  disallow  some  "EXTERNAL"	configuration lines if
	      support for passing URLs	to  external  applications  (with  the
	      EXTERN command) is compiled in.

	      file_url	-  disallow using G)oto, served links or bookmarks for
	      file: URLs.

	      goto - disable the g (goto) command.

	      inside_ftp - disallow ftps for people coming  from  inside  your
	      domain (utmp required for selectivity).

	      inside_news  -  disallow	USENET	news posting for people coming
	      from inside your domain (utmp required for selectivity).

	      inside_rlogin - disallow rlogins for people coming  from	inside
	      your domain (utmp required for selectivity).

	      inside_telnet  -	disallow telnets for people coming from inside
	      your domain (utmp required for selectivity).

	      jump - disable the j (jump) command.

	      multibook - disallow multiple bookmarks.

	      mail - disallow mail.

	      news_post - disallow USENET News posting.

	      options_save - disallow saving options in .lynxrc.

	      outside_ftp - disallow ftps for people coming from outside  your
	      domain (utmp required for selectivity).

	      outside_news  -  disallow  USENET  news  reading and posting for
	      people coming  from  outside  your  domain  (utmp  required  for
	      selectivity).   This  restriction  applies  to  "news",  "nntp",
	      "newspost",  and	"newsreply"  URLs,   but   not	 to   "snews",
	      "snewspost", or "snewsreply" in case they are supported.

	      outside_rlogin - disallow rlogins for people coming from outside
	      your domain (utmp required for selectivity).

	      outside_telnet - disallow telnets for people coming from outside
	      your domain (utmp required for selectivity).

	      print - disallow most print options.

	      shell - disallow shell escapes and lynxexec or lynxprog G)otos.

	      suspend - disallow Unix Control-Z suspends with escape to shell.

	      telnet_port - disallow specifying a port in telnet G)otos.

	      useragent - disallow modifications of the User-Agent header.

	      toggles  forced  resubmissions  (no-cache)  of forms with method
	      POST when the  documents	they  returned	are  sought  with  the
	      PREV_DOC command or from the History List.

	      disable recognition of rlogin commands.

	      toggles showing scrollbar.

	      toggles showing arrows at ends of the scrollbar.

	      require .www_browsable files to browse directories.

	      show  very  long URLs in the status line with "..." to represent
	      the portion which cannot be displayed.  The beginning and end of
	      the URL are displayed, rather than suppressing the end.

	      If  enabled  the	cursor	will  not  be hidden in the right hand
	      corner but will instead  be  positioned  at  the	start  of  the
	      currently selected link.	Show cursor is the default for systems
	      without FANCY_CURSES capabilities.   The	default  configuration
	      can  be  changed	in  userdefs.h	or lynx.cfg.  The command line
	      switch toggles the default.

	      If enabled the transfer  rate  is  shown	in  bytes/second.   If
	      disabled,  no  transfer  rate  is  shown.   Use  lynx.cfg or the
	      options menu to select KB/second and/or ETA.

	      toggles emulation of the	old  Netscape  and  Mosaic  bug  which
	      treated > as a co-terminator for double-quotes and tags.

	      works  the  same	as  dump  but  outputs	HTML source instead of
	      formatted text.

	      disable SIGINT cleanup handler

	      allow non-http startfile and homepage with -validate.

       -stdin read the startfile from standard input (UNIX only).

	      information for syslog call.

	      initialize parser, using Tag Soup DTD rather than SortaSGML.

	      disable recognition of telnet commands.

	      tell Lynx what terminal type to assume it is talking to.	 (This
	      may  be  useful  for  remote  execution, when, for example, Lynx
	      connects to a remote TCP/IP port that starts a script  that,  in
	      turn, starts another Lynx process.)

	      For  win32,  sets  the network read-timeout, where N is given in

       -tlog  toggles between using a Lynx Trace  Log  and  stderr  for  trace
	      output from the session.

       -tna   turns on "Textfields Need Activation" mode.

       -trace turns  on  Lynx trace mode.  Destination of trace output depends
	      on -tlog.

	      turn on optional traces, which may result in  very  large  trace
	      files.  Logically OR the values to combine options:
	      1=SGML character parsing states
	      4=TRST (table layout)
	      8=config (lynx.cfg and .lynxrc contents)
	      16=binary string copy/append, used in form data construction.

	      traverse	all http links derived from startfile.	When used with
	      -crawl, each link that begins with the same string as  startfile
	      is  output to a file, intended for indexing.  See CRAWL.announce
	      for more information.

	      trim input text/textarea fields in forms.

	      toggles use of underline/bold attribute for links.

	      toggles use of _underline_ format in dumps.

	      turn on mouse support, if available.  Clicking  the  left  mouse
	      button  on a link traverses it.  Clicking the right mouse button
	      pops back.  Click on the top line to scroll up.	Click  on  the
	      bottom  line to scroll down.  The first few positions in the top
	      and bottom line may invoke additional functions.	Lynx  must  be
	      compiled	with  ncurses  or  slang  to support this feature.  If
	      ncurses is used, clicking the middle  mouse  button  pops  up  a
	      simple  menu.  Mouse clicks may only work reliably while Lynx is
	      idle waiting for input.

	      set alternate Lynx User-Agent header.

	      accept only  http  URLs  (for  validation).   Complete  security
	      restrictions also are implemented.

	      toggle  [LINK],  [IMAGE] and [INLINE] comments with filenames of
	      these images.

	      print version information.

	      enable vi-like key movement.

	      enable Waterloo tcp/ip packet debug (print to  watt  debugfile).
	      This  applies  only  to  DOS  versions  compiled	with WATTCP or

	      number of columns for formatting of dumps, default is 80.

	      emit backspaces in output if -dumping or -crawling (like man

       o Use Up arrow and Down arrow to scroll through hypertext links.
       o Right arrow or Return will follow a highlighted hypertext link.
       o Left Arrow will retreat from a link.
       o  Type	"H"  or  "?"  for  online  help and descriptions of key-stroke
       o Type "K" for a  complete  list  of  the  current  key-stroke  command

       In  addition  to various "standard" environment variables such as HOME,
       PATH, USER, DISPLAY, TMPDIR, etc, Lynx utilizes	several  Lynx-specific
       environment variables, if they exist.

       Others  may  be created or modified by Lynx to pass data to an external
       program, or for other reasons.  These are listed separately below.

       See also the sections on SIMULATED  CGI	SUPPORT  and  NATIVE  LANGUAGE
       SUPPORT, below.

       Note:   Not  all  environment variables apply to all types of platforms
       supported by Lynx, though most do.  Feedback on	platform  dependencies
       is solicited.

       Environment Variables Used By Lynx:

       COLORTERM	   If set, color capability for the terminal is forced
			   on at startup time.	The actual value  assigned  to
			   the	variable  is  ignored.	 This variable is only
			   meaningful  if  Lynx  was  built  using  the  slang
			   screen-handling library.

       LYNX_CFG 	   This  variable,  if	set, will override the default
			   location and name of the global configuration  file
			   (normally,	lynx.cfg)  that  was  defined  by  the
			   LYNX_CFG_FILE  constant  in	the  userdefs.h  file,
			   during  installation.   See the userdefs.h file for
			   more information.

       LYNX_LOCALEDIR	   If set, this  variable  overrides  the  compiled-in
			   location  of  the  locale  directory which contains
			   native language (NLS) message text.

       LYNX_LSS 	   This variable, if set, specifies  the  location  of
			   the	 default  Lynx	character  style  sheet  file.
			   [Currently only meaningful if Lynx was built  using
			   experimental color style support.]

       LYNX_SAVE_SPACE	   This  variable,  if	set, will override the default
			   path prefix for files saved to disk that is defined
			   in  the  lynx.cfg  SAVE_SPACE:  statement.  See the
			   lynx.cfg file for more information.

       LYNX_TEMP_SPACE	   This variable, if set, will	override  the  default
			   path  prefix  for  temporary files that was defined
			   during installation, as well as any value that  may
			   be assigned to the TMPDIR variable.

       MAIL		   This variable specifies the default inbox Lynx will
			   check for new mail, if such checking is enabled  in
			   the lynx.cfg file.

       NEWS_ORGANIZATION   This  variable, if set, provides the string used in
			   the Organization: header of USENET  news  postings.
			   It  will  override  the setting of the ORGANIZATION
			   environment variable, if it is also	set  (and,  on
			   UNIX, the contents of an /etc/organization file, if

       NNTPSERVER	   If set, this variable specifies  the  default  NNTP
			   server  that  will  be used for USENET news reading
			   and posting with Lynx, via news: URLs.

       ORGANIZATION	   This variable, if set, provides the string used  in
			   the	Organization:  header of USENET news postings.
			   On UNIX,  it  will  override  the  contents	of  an
			   /etc/organization file, if present.

       PROTOCOL_proxy	   Lynx supports the use of proxy servers that can act
			   as firewall gateways and caching servers.  They are
			   preferable	to  the  older	gateway  servers  (see
			   WWW_access_GATEWAY, below).	Each protocol used  by
			   Lynx,  (http,  ftp,	gopher,  etc),	can  be mapped
			   separately by setting environment variables of  the
			   form    PROTOCOL_proxy    (literally:   http_proxy,
			   ftp_proxy,	    gopher_proxy,	etc),	    to
			   "http://some.server.dom:port/".    See  Lynx  Users
			   Guide for additional details and examples.

       SSL_CERT_DIR	   Set	 to   the   directory	 containing    trusted

       SSL_CERT_FILE	   Set	to the full path and filename for your file of
			   trusted certificates.

       WWW_access_GATEWAY  Lynx still supports use of  gateway	servers,  with
			   the	 servers  specified  via  "WWW_access_GATEWAY"
			   variables (where "access" is lower case and can  be
			   "http",  "ftp",  "gopher"  or "wais"), however most
			   gateway servers have been discontinued.  Note  that
			   you do not include a terminal / for gateways, but
			   do  for   proxies   specified   by	PROTOCOL_proxy
			   environment	variables.   See  Lynx Users Guide for

       WWW_HOME 	   This variable, if set, will	override  the  default
			   startup   URL   specified   in   any  of  the  Lynx
			   configuration files.

       Environment Variables Set or Modified By Lynx:

       LYNX_PRINT_DATE	   This variable is set by the Lynx p(rint)  function,
			   to	the   Date:  string  seen  in  the  documents
			   "Information about" page (= cmd), if  any.	It  is
			   created  for use by an external program, as defined
			   in a lynx.cfg PRINTER:  definition  statement.   If
			   the	field  does  not  exist  for the document, the
			   variable is set to a null string under UNIX, or "No
			   Date" under VMS.

       LYNX_PRINT_LASTMOD  This  variable is set by the Lynx p(rint) function,
			   to the Last Mod:  string  seen  in  the  documents
			   "Information  about"  page  (= cmd), if any.  It is
			   created for use by an external program, as  defined
			   in  a  lynx.cfg  PRINTER: definition statement.  If
			   the field does not  exist  for  the	document,  the
			   variable is set to a null string under UNIX, or "No
			   LastMod" under VMS.

       LYNX_PRINT_TITLE    This variable is set by the Lynx p(rint)  function,
			   to  the  Linkname:  string  seen  in the documents
			   "Information about" page (= cmd), if  any.	It  is
			   created  for use by an external program, as defined
			   in a lynx.cfg PRINTER:  definition  statement.   If
			   the	field  does  not  exist  for the document, the
			   variable is set to a null string under UNIX, or "No
			   Title" under VMS.

       LYNX_PRINT_URL	   This  variable is set by the Lynx p(rint) function,
			   to  the  URL:  string  seen	 in   the   documents
			   "Information  about"  page  (= cmd), if any.  It is
			   created for use by an external program, as  defined
			   in  a  lynx.cfg  PRINTER: definition statement.  If
			   the field does not  exist  for  the	document,  the
			   variable is set to a null string under UNIX, or "No
			   URL" under VMS.

       LYNX_TRACE	   If set, causes Lynx to write a trace file as if the
			   -trace option were supplied.

       LYNX_TRACE_FILE	   If set, overrides the compiled-in name of the trace
			   file, which is either  Lynx.trace  or  LY-TRACE.LOG
			   (the  latter  on the DOS platform).	The trace file
			   is in either case relative to the home directory.

       LYNX_VERSION	   This variable is always set by  Lynx,  and  may  be
			   used  by an external program to determine if it was
			   invoked by Lynx.  See  also	the  comments  in  the
			   distributions  sample  mailcap  file, for notes on
			   usage in such a file.

       TERM		   Normally,  this  variable  is  used	by   Lynx   to
			   determine  the  terminal  type being used to invoke
			   Lynx.  If, however, it is unset at startup time (or
			   has	the value "unknown"), or if the -term command-
			   line option is used (see  OPTIONS  section  above),
			   Lynx  will  set  or	modify	its  value to the user
			   specified terminal type  (for  the  Lynx  execution
			   environment).   Note:  If set/modified by Lynx, the
			   values of  the  LINES  and/or  COLUMNS  environment
			   variables may also be changed.

       If built with the cgi-links option enabled, Lynx allows access to a cgi
       script directly without the need for an http daemon.

       When executing such  "lynxcgi  scripts"	(if  enabled),	the  following
       variables may be set for simulating a CGI environment:














       Other  environment  variables  are  not inherited by the script, unless
       they  are  provided  via  a  LYNXCGI_ENVIRONMENT   statement   in   the
       configuration  file.   See  the	lynx.cfg file, and the (draft) CGI 1.1
       for the definition and usage of these variables.

       The  CGI  Specification,  and other associated documentation, should be
       consulted for general information on CGI script programming.

       If configured and installed with Native	Language  Support,  Lynx  will
       display status and other messages in your local language.  See the file
       ABOUT_NLS in the source distribution, or at your local  GNU  site,  for
       more information about internationalization.

       The  following  environment  variables  may  be	used  to alter default

       LANG		   This variable, if set, will	override  the  default
			   message language.  It is an ISO 639 two-letter code
			   identifying the language.  Language codes  are  NOT
			   the same as the country codes given in ISO 3166.

       LANGUAGE 	   This  variable,  if	set, will override the default
			   message language.  This is a GNU extension that has
			   higher  priority  for  setting  the message catalog
			   than LANG or LC_ALL.

       LC_ALL		   and

       LC_MESSAGES	   These variables, if	set,  specify  the  notion  of
			   native language formatting style.  They are POSIXly

       LINGUAS		   This  variable,  if	set  prior  to	configuration,
			   limits  the installed languages to specific values.
			   It is a space-separated list of  two-letter	codes.
			   Currently, it is hard-coded to a wish list.

       NLSPATH		   This  variable,  if set, is used as the path prefix
			   for message catalogs.

       This is the Lynx v2.8.4 Release

       If you wish to contribute to the further development of Lynx, subscribe
       to our mailing list.  Send email to  with "subscribe
       lynx-dev" as the only line in the body of your message.

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       catgets(3),  curses(3),	environ(7),  execve(2),  ftp(1), gettext(GNU),
       localeconv(3),	ncurses(3),   setlocale(3),   slang(?),    termcap(5),
       terminfo(5), wget(GNU)

       Note that man page availability and section numbering is somewhat plat
       form dependent, and may vary from the above references.

       A section shown as (GNU), is intended to denote that the topic  may  be
       available via an info page, instead of a man page (i.e., try "info sub
       ject", rather than "man subject").

       A section shown as (?) denotes that documentation on the topic  exists,
       but  is	not part of an established documentation retrieval system (see
       the distribution files associated with the topic, or contact your  Sys
       tem Administrator for further information).

       Lynx  has  incorporated	code  from a variety of sources along the way.
       The earliest versions of Lynx included code from Earl Fogel of  Comput
       ing  Services at the University of Saskatchewan, who implemented HYPER
       REZ in the Unix environment.  HYPERREZ was developed by Niel Larson  of
       Think.com  and  served  as  the	model  for the early versions of Lynx.
       Those versions also incorporated libraries from the Unix Gopher clients
       developed  at  the  University  of Minnesota, and the later versions of
       Lynx rely on the WWW client library code developed by  Tim  Berners-Lee
       and  the  WWW  community.  Also a special thanks to Foteos Macrides who
       ported much of Lynx to VMS and did or organized most of its development
       since  the  departures of Lou Montulli and Garrett Blythe from the Uni
       versity of Kansas in the summer of 1994 through the release of  v2.7.2,
       and  to	everyone  on the net who has contributed to Lynxs development
       either directly (through patches, comments or bug reports) or indirect
       ly (through inspiration and development of other systems).

       Lou  Montulli,  Garrett	Blythe, Craig Lavender, Michael Grobe, Charles
       Academic Computing Services
       University of Kansas
       Lawrence, Kansas 66047

       Foteos Macrides
       Worcester Foundation for Biomedical Research
       Shrewsbury, Massachusetts 01545

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