[elinks-users] elinks.conf file

Gray, Steve, Wipro steve.gray.wipro at sonymusic.com
Mon Jul 16 07:28:22 PDT 2012

Although I am using elinks for a particular purpose and nothing else, I would like to get this to work.  The script works fine, it just that I can't get that past that elinks config directory problem.
I do have my variable exported in my .profile.  Plus, I did try to use the -config-dir option.  In my configuration (along with other stuff), I have 
        --prefix=/opt/tribily/bin/elinks \
        -config-dir="/opt/tribily/bin/elinks" \

But I get the error: configure: error: unrecognized option: -config-dir=/opt/tribily/bin/elinks
Try `./configure --help' for more information.

And when I run the "./configure --help", there is no information about the "-config-dir" option.  How do I set up that option?  I would like to be in a position where I can use either the wget command or use elinks.

Thanks for your help

-----Original Message-----
From: elinks-users-bounces at linuxfromscratch.org [mailto:elinks-users-bounces at linuxfromscratch.org] On Behalf Of Fabienne Ducroquet
Sent: Friday, July 13, 2012 8:09 PM
To: ELinks text WWW browser users mailing list
Subject: Re: [elinks-users] elinks.conf file

Le vendredi 13 juillet 2012, Gray, Steve, Wipro a écrit :
> Hello,


> In my .profile I have the variable ELINKS_CONFDIR set.  
> "ELINKS_CONFDIR=/opt/tribily/bin/elinks".

Is the variable exported to the environment (with "export ELINKS_CONFDIR" 
or "export ELINKS_CONFDIR=/opt/tribily/bin/elinks" to do everything in one time)? Otherwise it can’t be read from your script.

You could also use the -config-dir option of elinks if you don’t need ELINKS_CONFDIR for anything else.

> The /opt/tribily/bin/elinks/elinks.conf file has permissions of 777.

666 should suffice since it’s not supposed to be executed anyway (or even
644 for more safety, it is not saved automatically by ELinks so you only need to be able to read it), but you should check the permissions of the /opt/tribily/bin/elinks directory.

> I am using elinks in a script that will monitor nginx, i.e. 
> "/opt/tribily/bin/elinks/src/elinks -source "http://$HOST:$PORT/nginx_status" | grep 'Reading' | awk '{print $2}'" 

If you only want to do that, you can do it with wget, with something like:
wget --quiet --output-document=- "http://$HOST:$PORT/nginx_status" | grep 'Reading' | awk '{print $2}'
Well, the command line is not really simpler, but wget only retrieves files, while ELinks has a lot of other features that you are not using anyway.

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