[links-list] -dump option?!

Mikulas Patocka mikulas at artax.karlin.mff.cuni.cz
Wed Mar 29 07:31:43 PST 2000


> > | lynx has a -dump option (or similar) to render HTML to simple
> > | text (ASCII or whatever).
> > | Did I miss something like that in links and - if so - "should"
> > | it be implemented?
> > 
> > Not in 0.8x, but in Links-current the menu 
> > option "File > Save formatted document" produces 
> > output in a similar way; but to a file (not STDOUT).
> > 
> > If you are not using links-current -- I guess it will be in 0.9x.
> 
> Ok, i.e. core functionality is here - fine!
> But "-dump" has a big advantage, you can use it to convert documentation
> (or whatever) from the commandline, e.g. in batch files, which
> is sometimes really helpful.
> Perhaps I should take a look in the sources myself, but don't
> feel like spending much time currently ...

links-current has -dump. It is not very well configurable (80 columns
hardcoded), but it works. If you want more options, add them.

Mikulas


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