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Use LYNX on FRONTIER

NOTE: Functional knowledge and use of this application is the responsibility of the user.

Introduction

LYNX is a browser for the World-Wide Web. Unlike most browsers, which normally require a Windows-like environment, LYNX is designed to operate on a simple character-cell, or text-based terminal emulator such as Kermit. These emulators have neither graphic nor mouse capabilities, so LYNX cannot show pictures or respond to a mouse. LYNX will show text, formatted for the limited capabilities of a terminal. If graphics are encountered, it will simply display [IMAGE] to let you know that there is supposed to be an image.

To access LYNX, at the shell prompt, enter:

frontier:~> lynx url

If no URL is specified, the default will be the University of Wyoming Home Page at http://www.uwyo.edu

LYNX Commands

Key

Action

¯ Go to next highlighted link
­ Go to previously highlighted link
® Same as pressing <Enter> on a highlighted link
¬ Move back to previous document
+ Scroll down to next page
- Scroll back to previous page
= Get address information for current file or link
/ Scan the current document for a keyword
? or h Help
a Add current page to bookmark file
c Send a comment to the creator of the current document
d Download the document on your screen
g Go to a specific resource (you will have to type in its address, or URL)
m Return to main, or first, screen
o Set personal options (for example, your email address)
p Print, save or download a document
q Quit
v View your bookmark file
z Cancel document or image transfer
Backspace View your past links in the current session
Delete Same as Backspace

Trouble-shooting

Sometimes links just do not seem to work the first time. Press the ¬ followed by g, then press <Enter> again and it may work the second time.


 

Reviewed: 0608 By: GG

Additional help with the installation and configuration of
UW-supported software is available:
Faculty/Staff
Contact the IT Help Desk at 766-HELP (4357), option 1
Email UserHelp@uwyo.edu
Contact your IT user consultant
(www.uwyo.edu/infotech/services/helpdesk/uc/)

Students
Email ASU-IT@uwyo.edu
Contact the IT Help Desk at 766-HELP (4357), option 1
Come to the student computer lab in the lobby of the
Information Technology Center.

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