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Re: lynx-dev calling lynx from xterm

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev calling lynx from xterm
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2004 21:29:25 -0500
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On Tue, Feb 03, 2004 at 09:07:31PM -0500, Harland Christofferson wrote:
> >>
> >> Tom will be able to give you the correct answer, but my GUESS 
> would be
> >
> >offhand, no - setting LINES and COLUMNS normally overrides the screensize
> >of a curses-based program (slang, too), even if the corresponding 
> numbers
> >are set in the terminfo/termcap.  But that may depend on the system 
> - some
> >terminfo entries omit lines/columns to bias the application toward
> >obtaining that information in another way.
> >
> >(I don't see the original email here, just your reply).
> >
> the gist of my original email is this: 
> i run a script that calls lynx-ssl w/ the -cmd_script option in an 
> xterm that is COLUMNS=163 LINES=40 and pipe the stdio to a text file,
> i.e., lynx -cmd_script=myscript > output.txt. COLUMNS=163 
> LINES=40 environment variables are set by the size of my xterm window.
> i want to call this lynx session from a cron job. i need lynx to 
> think that the xterm (stdio) window size is at least 163x40 when 
> run from crontab. the default values are much smaller than what i 
> wish to use. is there a workaround?

It seems to work (on Debian testing using lynx 2.8.4 and current lynx - if
I know what I'm looking for, I may be able to spot the problem.

Thomas E. Dickey

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