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    Question Proper Uninstall ?
    most applications i no longer want on my MB i uninstall with AppCleaner --now one does not appear in there: Lynx Textbrowser, what would be the proper way to uninstall it without it leaving files behind (i like to keep the machine clean and tidy :}

    thanks.
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    May I ask why it is you want to uninstall Lynx? I understand tidy (I'm there with you) but removing software, especially in parts of the filesystem that shouldn't be touched unless you absolutely know what you're doing, might be excessive. On top of this, how much room does Lynx really take up?
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    not sure how much space it uses (very little i suspect)... i want to remove it because 1. i do not use it 2. the lack of an icon bugs me..

    i would know what i was doing if explained i guess.. been around (mainly Win/Linux/DOS pc's) for about 20 years i think, and want to learn what i can about Mac (have some Mac experience, but not enough yet) and from the looks of it i'm a convert, using MacBook 100% of the time at work, have Vista laptop sitting here in case, but have not used it for a week and a half now :}

    tks.
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    Lynx did not come with your system. If you have Lynx installed, you must have installed it. There are several ways you could have done this.

    To remove it, you'll have to reverse the steps you took when you installed it in the first place.

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    yes, i did install it (didn't think i denied that anywhere),

    reverse step of double-clicking a .dmg would be ? :}
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    Quote Originally Posted by roeiboot View Post
    yes, i did install it (didn't think i denied that anywhere),

    reverse step of double-clicking a .dmg would be ? :}
    Double-clicking a .dmg causes it to mount as a volume on your desktop. The reverse of this would be to unmount (eject) the volume by dragging it to the Trash.

    If that's all you've done, you haven't installed anything anyway. You can then just delete the .dmg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by technologist View Post
    Double-clicking a .dmg causes it to mount as a volume on your desktop. The reverse of this would be to unmount (eject) the volume by dragging it to the Trash.

    If that's all you've done, you haven't installed anything anyway. You can then just delete the .dmg.
    guessing i have to be really specific here :}.... yes, you are correct on the mounting, but after that i ran a file called install.command which contains:

    Code:
    #!/bin/sh
    cd `echo "$0"|cut -d "/" -f1-3`
    clear	
    	echo "\nInstalling From:"\ `pwd`
    
    echo "\nEnter Your password.."
    
    sudo echo "Installing Config File(s)"
    
    sudo mkdir -p /usr/local/etc
    sudo mkdir -p /usr/local/bin
    
    #sudo cp ./lynx.cfg /usr/local/etc
    sudo ./install-cfg.sh cp lynx.cfg /usr/local/etc/lynx.cfg
    sudo ./install-cfg.sh cp lynx.lss /usr/local/etc/lynx.lss
    sudo cp ./lynx /usr/local/bin
    sudo ln -sf /usr/local/bin/lynx /usr/bin/lynx
    
    echo "DONE:... Drag Lynx.command to Applications..."
    now.. i'm assuming i could follow those paths and delete the files ?
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    Lynx the terminal browser? Look at the second last post for the Terminal code to uninstall:-

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    thanks Harry... but "trash" says "command not found"
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    Suggest you install it again, use the terminal command and everything should then be deleted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    Suggest you install it again, use the terminal command and everything should then be deleted.
    guess you mean the install.command ? or is there a Terminal command to install Lynx (as said, somewhat newbee...) plus after that, wouldn't "trash" still be a unknown command ?
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