Textareas with lynx

Tim Chase blinux.list at thechases.com
Thu May 12 15:38:40 UTC 2005

> possible to add new lines in a textarea with lynx.

This came from lynx's help, in the "Line Editor" section:

Special commands for use only in textarea fields:

   Textarea external edit  - Ctrl-X e
   Insert file in textarea - Ctrl-X i
   Grow textarea           - Ctrl-X g

Sounds like control+X followed by "g" will do what you want.
However, if you prefer to use an external editor, control+X
followed by "e" will allow you more control over editing the
contents of the text box.  IIRC, it uses vi/vim by default unless
you've overridden that by setting your EDITOR environment
variable to your favorite editor.  Being a vi guy, I'm happy with
its default settings. (grin)

Hope this helps you,


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