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    Thumbs down Default Lynx location

    I'm embarrassed to ask this but...
    What is the default location for the Lynx web browser executable?

    Thanks for the help!

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    Re: Default Lynx location

    i think it should be somewhere in /bin That's where most of the programs get stored
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    Re: Default Lynx location

    $ which lynx
    /usr/bin/lynx

    Hope this helps

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    Re: Default Lynx location

    I tried both suggestions. No luck. I tried just searching from root down in /bin, /etc, /sbin, and /usr/... where I found this link:

    usr/bin/lynx

    which pointed me to this file:

    /etc/alternatives/lynx,

    which pointed me to this file:

    /usr/bin/lynx.cur,

    which is a cursor file, and not executable. The properties page for this file does not point to any other file.

    I also found config files and the original downloaded .tar.gzip file.

    Further search under /usr/... did not provide any results.

    Any other suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

    Lynx ver 2.8.8dev.2-1 text-mode browser, Ubuntu 10.04 (lucid)

    Thanks again for your help!

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    Re: Default Lynx location

    Hi

    Quote Originally Posted by mike64485 View Post
    where I found this link:

    usr/bin/lynx

    which pointed me to this file:

    /etc/alternatives/lynx,

    which pointed me to this file:
    Yes you can follow the symlinks, but as you found they point to...

    Code:
    matthew@matthew-laptop:~/my_documents/my_tutorials$ readlink -e $(ls  $(which lynx))
    /usr/bin/lynx.cur
    matthew@matthew-laptop:~/my_documents/my_tutorials$

    /usr/bin/lynx.cur

    which is a cursor file, and not executable.
    However...

    Code:
    matthew@matthew-laptop:~/my_documents/my_tutorials$ file /usr/bin/lynx.cur
    /usr/bin/lynx.cur: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for GNU/Linux 2.6.15, stripped
    matthew@matthew-laptop:~/my_documents/my_tutorials$
    Code:
    matthew@matthew-laptop:~/my_documents/my_tutorials$ cat /etc/lsb-release 
    DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
    DISTRIB_RELEASE=10.04
    DISTRIB_CODENAME=lucid
    DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS"
    matthew@matthew-laptop:~/my_documents/my_tutorials$
    Code:
    matthew@matthew-laptop:~/my_documents/my_tutorials$ dpkg -l | grep lynx
    ii  lynx                                  2.8.8dev.2-1                                    Text-mode WWW Browser (transitional package)
    ii  lynx-cur                              2.8.8dev.2-1                                    Text-mode WWW Browser with NLS support (development version)
    matthew@matthew-laptop:~/my_documents/my_tutorials$
    That is the executable for me.

    Kind regards
    Last edited by matt_symes; April 19th, 2011 at 05:44 AM.
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