Joined: Nov. 2005
||Posted: Jan. 18 2007,16:04
On the forum I found a few posts of people who didn't know how to use this program or complained because there is no documentation, and as the manpage is not very clear I found it might be good to write a small howto.
If you use Firefox you can of course start Netrik in a terminal with :
but this doesn't look very good. The best I found was to create a /home/dsl/.netrik folder with a custom bookmarks.html in it. If you have a lot of bookmarks you can also create one .html file for each category, and then link to those in the main bookmarks.html. The format of those files should be very simple : names of the links to be displayed and links themselves, with some introductory text (My bookmarks...) Maybe some colors. With Nvu you can do this very quickly.
To search on Google with Netrik I put this link on top of my bookmarks file : http://wap.google.com. When you're on the wap page if you use the cursor key and hit enter on the search bar you will be prompted for a keyword to search for, after entering that just hit enter on Google Search ! (Netrik generally displays much less rubbish on WAP pages)
These 3 lines are probably the most important you might need in your configuration file, /home/dsl/.netrikrc :
--bright-background (if you have a transparent terminal, or at least you need this in mrxvt)
--bw (if you don't want colors in the text)
To conclude this is the official documentation :
I believe every little tool in DSL can prove to be useful if you're willing to learn how to use it. Anyway for me Netrik is a very handy little text browser, and unlike dillo it displays special characters (French, German,...)
Computers are useless, they can only give you answers. Pablo Picasso