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Re: Paypal and Linux in a low graphics environment.

You use qt to quit out of edbrowse.
On Thu, 15 Nov 2018, Will Mengarini

> Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2018 06:58:37
> From: Will Mengarini <seldon@eskimo.com>
> To: Jude DaShiell <jdashiel@panix.com>
> Cc: Karen Lewellen <klewellen@shellworld.net>,
>     Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca>, debian-user@lists.debian.org
> Subject: Re: Paypal and Linux in a low graphics environment.
> Resent-Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:58:58 +0000 (UTC)
> Resent-From: debian-user@lists.debian.org
> * Karen Lewellen <klewellen@shellworld.net> [18-11/13=Tu 18:04 -0500]:
> >>>> [...] I only have access to Linux via a shell.  [Using "modern"
> >>>> sites like PayPal is hard because of graphics, JS, etc.]  Changes
> >>>> in the past week or so makes even elinks a problem.  Ideas?
> * Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca> [18-11/14=We 15:55 -0500]:
> >>> Tried browsh (https://www.brow.sh/)?
> Another option is Edbrowse <http://edbrowse.org/>.
> It is extremely hardcore <http://www.gnu.org/fun/jokes/ed-msg.txt>.
> * Karen Lewellen <klewellen@shellworld.net> [18-11/14=We 17:06 -0500]:
> >> [...] before I ask the shellworld.net administrator to
> >> consider [browsh], I wish to know it works.
> * Jude DaShiell <jdashiel@panix.com> [18-11/14=We 18:03 -0500]:
> > Unfortunately browsh isn't ready for prime time
> > anywhere for screen reader users.
> Edbrowse has the advantage of offering statically-linked binaries at
> <http://edbrowse.org/static/>; instead of asking your administrator
> to set it up, you can just download the 32-bit or 64-bit binary
> into your <~/bin> (which is presumably in your $PATH) and run it.
> I have done this and it works, but I have not tried PayPal.
> That installation will not get any documentation, of course.
> <http://www.linuxcertif.com/man/1/edbrowse/> is a third-party
> man page; the substance of it is in English, though it's
> hosted on a French server so has some prolegomena and
> epilegomena in French; those can be ignored.  The same
> server also hosts <http://www.linuxcertif.com/man/1/ed/>,
> which is what you really need to start grokking ed.
> When you first run edbrowse, it will create a default config file
> for you, and warn you about it.  I was able to use edbrowse without
> initially modifying my config file; just ignore it until you need it.
> The shell command 'edbrowse http://edbrowse.org/usersguide.html'
> browses the the user's guide.  To page through that file,
> start with the ed command '0z24' to get the first 24 lines;
> then, 'z' for each subsequent 24 lines; finally, 'q' to exit.
> A quick reference guide begins at line 289 of that
> (rendered) file, which has a total of 3,522 lines.
> There is a wiki at <https://github.com/CMB/edbrowse/wiki>,
> which I was able to access with Lynx; it contains instructions
> for making it accessible with Edbrowse (markdown is involved,
> and you need to edit your config file for that).  It also has
> tips for Twitter and Facebook, but doesn't mention PayPal.
> You can edit your config file, <~/.ebrc>, by running the shell command
> 'edbrowse -c'.  The file starts with stuff like mail accounts, for
> which you may prefer not to put passwords on <shellworld.net>.  You
> can just ignore that stuff (i.e leave the invalid examples unchanged),
> and only make the changes you need, such as markdown support.
> Apropos <shellworld.net>, I couldn't even find a home page for them;
> all accesses were "ERROR 403: Forbidden".  I'm paying $7/month for
> a shell account at Eskimo North that gives me access to 13 different
> distributions on virtual servers, as well as the usual amenities like
> mail, news, and my own web site; and tech support is very responsive.
> You might want to investigate <http://www.eskimo.com/>.


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