[elinks-users] Prevent elinks from creating ~/.elinks in -dump mode?
hniksic at iskon.hr
Fri Jul 25 03:58:09 PDT 2003
When run for the first time, elinks will try to create a configuration
directory ~/.elinks. In some cases, this is very undesirable. For
example, I am trying to utilize elinks from a script that accepts HTML
input and uses `elinks -dump' to autogenerate the plain text counterpart
of the received HTML. The script is run from a CGI, and elinks
complains that it cannot determine the user's home directory.
The CGI's are run as a "www" or "apache" user, and the HOME variable is
not set, nor should it be. Even if I set the HOME variable to a bogus
value, elinks complains about not being able to write there and aborts.
I tried various flags from the documentation, such as `-anonymous 1',
but to no avail. Have I missed something?
If this cannot be controlled, I would really like `elinks -dump' to
default to not creating files in the user's home directory. It should
simply do the dumping with all the default settings (which I like just
fine) and quit. Of course, I have no problems with elinks creating
config files in interactive mode.
Any help is appreciated.
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