[arch-general] links package hasn't been updated

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at panix.com
Thu Aug 4 00:03:29 UTC 2016

I need one more piece of information please.  What did you do with the 
keyboard when you got on links are numbered to get the state to change 
from off the default to on?  I tried spacebar and x and * and in last 
version of links none of them would work.

On Wed, 3 Aug 2016, Alive 4ever wrote:

> Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2016 18:47:17
> From: Alive 4ever <alive4ever at live.com>
> Reply-To: General Discussion about Arch Linux <arch-general at archlinux.org>
> To: "arch-general at archlinux.org" <arch-general at archlinux.org>
> Subject: Re: [arch-general] links package hasn't been updated
> On Wed, Aug 03, 2016 at 02:57:40PM -0400, Jude DaShiell wrote:
>> Something to try as an experiment.  In html options turn on number links
>> then run save html options and see if you manage to modify html.cfg file of
>> links.  If that fails this bug was not fixed upstream.
> There is no problem of using keyboard to access menu bar. The menu is
> working perfectly on my terminal (rxvt-unicode), except alt+s key, which
> is interpreted by urxvt as 'scrollback search'.
> For this key sequence, I just need to hit Esc+s to access links setup
> menu.
> On Wed, Aug 03, 2016 at 02:55:39PM -0400, Jude DaShiell wrote:
>> Can you adjust options in your new version?  I use a screen reader and links
>> appeared in current version to be immune to keyboard input when configuring
>> options.  In order to customize links I had to save configuration files then
>> edit them by hand.
> I didn't adjust any options in the PKGBUILD. Just modifying the source
> to fetch latest version and generating the correct SHA1 hash for the
> source tarball.
> I've tried setting 'links are numbered' html option and it persists after
> closing links. Just don't forget to hit 'save html options' after
> modifying html-related settings.
> Numbered links option is only available on the text only version
> (/usr/bin/links and /usr/bin/xlinks without -g option).
> The only thing to remember after modifying 'links' general settings and
> 'links' html options is to hit 'save options' to make the change persists.
> I hope this explanation will be useful.


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