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       netrikrc - netrik configuration file


       Netrik(1)  will  read  the file ~/.netrikrc (i.e. the file .netrikrc in
       your home directory), if present, to get default settings.

       The file structure is very simple: All options that  can  be  given  as
       command  line arguments to netrik can also be listed in this file. Just
       put all options you wish (including the leading "--") here,  one  on  a

       As  every option also has an inverted version (usually --no-foo instead
       of --foo, but there are a few excepions), You still  can  override  the
       defaults from this file by command line options.

       You  can  also specify a URL in the config file, simply putting it on a
       line without any options. It will serve as a  home  page:  It  will  be
       loaded  when no other file is given upon netrik invocation, and ignored


       Note: netrik is still in early development state; options  are  subject
       to changes.

              Force  usage of netrik's default text colors (white on black for
              normal text), even if the terminal has other  defaults.  Without
              this  option,  netrik  tries to adopt to the terminal's default.
              (Thus keeping the light background of most xterms.)

              When using the pager, this causes a page that contains extremely
              long  words  to  be  rendered  wider than the screen, instead of
              breaking the  word.  Note  however  that  side  scrolling  isn't
              implemented  yet -- you won't be able to see the end of the line
              when using this option... In dump mode, this option causes usage
              of  the default width of 80 columns instead of what the terminal
              definition says. (Words are always broken in dump mode.)

              Abort on any HTML syntax errors or warnings encountered. A short
              error  description  is  printed.  (This  description  may not be
              terribly useful at times...) This mode is primarily intended for
              HTML  debugging.  (Note  however  that  netrik  may oversee some
              errors; but most are reported.)

              Do not abort on  HTML  syntax  errors.  Error  descriptions  are
              printed for every syntax error (or warning), but netrik tries to
              parse the page anyhow.  Workarounds are used  for  some  typical
              syntax  errors  (e.g.  unescaped  '<'  or '&' characters); other
              errors are ignored. After the whole  page  is  loaded,  if  some
              error(s)  were found, a warning message is printed (according to
              the severity of the worst encountered bug), and the pager starts
              after a keypress.

              This  mode  is  identical  to  --clean-html,  except that netrik
              doesn't pause after loading completes,  if  only  warnings  were
              generated  but no real errors were encountered. (i.e. constructs
              that are discouraged in the standard, but strictly speaking  are

       --broken-html (default)
              This  mode is identical to --valid-html, except that netrik also
              doesn't pause if only simple errors with known  workaround  were
              encountered,  which  probably  won't  disturb  layouting.  Usage
              should be avoided if possible.  (The  file  syntax_error.txt  or
              syntax_error.php  in  the documentation directory (see SEE ALSO
              below) explains why.)

              In this mode no warning is showm for any syntax errors, even  if
              they might cause heavily broken layouting. Don't use!

              Before  displaying  (or  dumping)  the  page,  some intermediate
              layouting stages are shown. (This output  is  described  in  the
              README.)  Try  it -- it's quite interesting to watch netrik work
              :-) It can be also useful to find HTML errors in a page,  as  it
              dumps the page while loading/parsing it.
              (This  option  is not available if compiled with --disable-debug
              to ./configure)

              Issue a warning when encountering an  unknown  HTML  element  or
              attribute.  This is probably only useful for debugging purposes,
              as there are quite a  lot  of  (legal)  HTML  facilities  netrik
              doesn't know.

       --dump Just  dump  the  file  given as argument to the screen and quit,
              instead of starting the pager. (The page is layouted correctly.)
              You may want to give the --bw option  also  (see  below),  which
              will   ensure  the  dump  is  plain  text  without  any  control

              Ignore the "http_proxy" and "HTTP_PROXY"  environment  variables
              with --builtin-http. (No effect on wget! See below.)

              Use wget(1) to retrieve pages from a HTTP server, instead of the
              builtin HTTP handling code. Note that  HTTP  redirects  in  most
              cases  cause  relative links in the page to be broken when using
              wget. The builtin HTTP code seems to work good now;  using  wget
              shouldn't be necessary. (FTP pages however are always loaded via

              When jumping to an anchor (following  a  link  with  a  fragment
              identifier), the page will be scrolled (if possible) so that the
              anchor will stand just below the  screen  top.  (In  the  second
              line,  which is the first line in which links can be activated.)
              By default, the anchor is at about  1/5  of  the  screen  height
              below the top.

              Use  the arrow keys to move the cursor, instead of the lynx-like
              navigation used by default. (This is useful for blind users,  as
              it  allows  using  the  "flash  cursor"  keys  found  on braille

              Assume the terminal has  xterm-like  attribute  handling.  (i.e.
              needs a workaround to display a bright background color.)
              This  setting  is used automatically if the terminal type ($TERM
              environment variable) contains the string "xterm", so  you  only
              need  to  set  it  manually if you have some other terminal that
              also needs that workaround.
              Note that this workaround works *only* on xterm (and maybe  some
              other  terminals),  but  not on linux console, so you can't just
              set it categorically!

              Assume the  terminal  doesn't  need  and  understand  the  xterm
              workaround for bright background colors. (See above.)

              Use   the   color   definitions   from  colors-dark.c  (formerly
              colors.alt.c). A black background will  be  used  (even  if  the
              terminal  uses  a  bright  background by default!), and a set of
              foreground colors which look very nice on black backgound.  (But
              would be unusable on bright background.)
              This is the default now.

              Use    color    definitions   from   colors-bright.c   (formerly
              colors.default.c). The terminal's default colors  will  be  used
              for  background and normal text, and an alternative color scheme
              suitable for bright background  will  be  used  for  other  text
              Use  this  if  you  have a terminal with bright background (like
              most xterms), and also want to stick to that in netrik.
              Note that this can be used on a terminal with dark background as
              well; some colors are somewhat hard to read, however.

              Use  terminal's  default  colors  even  with  --dark-background,
              instead of forcing usage of netrik's default text colors  (white
              on  black  for  normal  text).   This  is  useful if you use the
              default (dark) colors and your terminal has a  black  background
              anyways -- forcing the default colors is only a waste of time in
              this situation.

       --bw   Start up in b/w mode. Useful to avoid the warning about  missing
              color  capabilities if you really have a terminal not capable of
              switching text colors. Also useful together with --dump option.

              Undo --bw option.


       The following config file:



       --broken-html: Do not to stop on smaller HTML errors. (Use --valid-html
       or  --clean-html  on  the  command  line  to override that for a single
       netrik invocation).

       --no-anchor-offset: When going to an anchor, scroll the  page  so  that
       the  anchor will appear at the screen top, instead of 1/5 of the screen
       hight below the top. (Use --anchor-offset to override.)

       file:///usr/local/share/doc/netrik/index.php:  When  no   other   file
       name/URL   is   specified   on   the  command  line,  open  the  netrik
       documentation overview. (If netrik was installed from a Debian  or  RPM
       package, use file:///usr/share/doc/netrik/index.php instead.)


       This manual page documents the config file for netrik 1.16.1.


       Netrik  was created and is maintained by Olaf D. Buddenhagen AKA antrik
       (<>), with major contributions  from  Patrice  Neff,
       Sören  Schulze, and others. (For a full listing of all contributors see
       AUTHORS in the doc directory, see below.)

       This man page was created by antrik.



                               April 19th, 2004                    NETRIKRC(5)

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