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Now let's look at some more commands, and what they do:Please note: there is a command o for Other Commands. There are more commands than will be discussed here. You can try them to see what they do. Type ? to go to the VTN Help Desk, where you can find many links to follow that will answer more of your questions, or maybe places you can go to ask questions.
p for Print gives you several options:
- You can save the page to your work files on your VTN account and dowload it later.
- You can mail it to your own e-mail account and print it from PINE. Some PC users can print right from the message in PINE, using the "y" command, and Mac users with Eudora can print a message that has been picked up in Eudora or they can save it to their files as above.
- You can turn on the screen capture option in your terminal program and select the print to screen choice, then turn the capture off, and you will capture, to your hard drive, the page you are interested in having. Then you can open that capture in a word processor and print it.
- Some users will be able to select the last option which says "Use vt100 print sequence to print from your local terminal" and it will print. This is the most satisfactory option, if it works for you.
Try them all, and see which one works best for you.
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Going to a specific URL, or web page address
_g_ for Go is probably the most interesting command of all, if you want to go to a specific web page. You can use this command in any web page, anytime. Try it right now, if you want to!
If you have been collecting http:, or web page addresses (called Universal Resource Locators, or URLs) for a while, thinking that one day you would try them, when you figured out how to do it, now is the time.
All you do is type _g_, and a bar which says: "URL to open:" will appear in the command line at the bottom of the page. Type the address, or URL for the web page you want to see. When you press enter, or return, you will see the bar change to give you a status report on the loading of the site you asked for. Neat, isn't it?
If you decide that you really don't want to go to an URL, after all, just delete it by pressing the delete or backspace key. Then press enter, or return, and the request will be cancelled.
h takes you back to the VTN Home page, or the main menu.
Searching the Web/Internet
The link below, when followed will allow you to choose a search engine to search the internet for a name, a subject area, a place, etc. Each search engine has information on how to use theirs to find what you want. Search enginesUse _/_ to search for a specific word, or phrase in the page you are currently looking at. No spelling errors allowed! Also, not all pages are searchable.
Type _y_ to see a history of the path you have taken, so far, in your current session's travels through the web pages you have seen.
This is a very nice feature because if you decide that you want to see a page that you're sure you saw just a while ago, you can look here, select that page, and go right to it, rather than using the left arrow key to go back 13 pages.
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The bookmark file is unique to your account. It is where you can store the URLs for places you liked and want to return to. Using the o command until you see the word Bookmarks:, you will find the commands for using the bookmark file.
If you have found this tutorial helpful, you can use the link below to return to the Main Tutorial Page, and add that URL to your bookmark file. When you are in your bookmark file, press your left arrow key to return to where you were.The k command for the Keymap, gives you a list of many other useful commands to use with Lynx. Just press k. When you are in the keymap, press your left arrow key to return to where you were.
This ends the instructions based on the command lines below.
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Now, enjoy your surfing! :-)
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