Content-type: text/html Man page of netscape

netscape

Section: User Commands (1)
Index Return to Main Contents
 

NAME

netscape - Invokes Netscape browser for the World Wide Web  

SYNOPSIS

netscape [options] [{ file|URL } ...]


 

OPTIONS

Specifies the X Window System server to use for display. The specification is in the form hostname:display. For example:

-display carnifex.spqr.com:0 Specifies the size and location of the netscape window. Values are in pixels. The W and H values determine the width and height, respectively, of the window. The X and Y values, if present, determine the window's horizontal and vertical positions, respectively. A positive value for X or Y specifies displacement of the window from the left or top edge of the display. A negative value specifies displacement from the right or bottom edge. Causes Netscape to display a help message listing the command's options and their meanings. The Netscape application itself is not started. Causes Netscape to start up minimized instead of starting with its window displayed. Specifies the ID of a window to which remote commands are to be sent. (See the description of the -remote option.) If unspecified, the first window found is used. Instructs Netscape to install a private colormap. Forces Netscape to use one-bit-deep display of images. Text and other non-image elements can still be in color. When not using -install, sets the maximum number of colors to allocate for images to N. Instructs Netscape to use the default colormap. Instructs Netscape not to auto-raise the window to which subsequent remote commands are issued with the -remote command. Instructs Netscape to auto-raise the window to which subsequent remote commands are issued with the -remote command. The default condition is to raise the target window (-raise). Instructs Netscape to execute a command in a Netscape process that is already running. See the online Netscape handbook for a list of valid commands. Causes Netscape to show its version number and build date. The Netscape application itself is not started. Instructs Netscape to use a specific X Window System server visual. Server visuals are different ways that a server can handle the mapping of color information (TrueColor, GrayScale, PseudoColor, and so forth). For information about the available visuals for a particular server, use the xdpyinfo command. The visual IDs reported by xdpyinfo can be used as parameters for the -visual option. Causes Netscape to set a specific X Window System resource. See the sample file /usr/doc/netscape/Netscape.ad for a list of the available resources and their meanings.
 

OPERANDS

Specifies a local file to be viewed. Specifies a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) address to be viewed.
 

DESCRIPTION

The netscape command invokes the Netscape browser for the World Wide Web. Netscape enables you to view documents (called ``pages'' or ``Web pages'') that have been formatted with the HTML hypertext markup language. You can also access FTP directories, Gopher archives, and other types of objects.

Through the use of helper applications, you can view files for which Netscape itself does not provide support. Document types and their corresponding helper applications are specified in your $HOME/.mailcap file.

The netscape window contains a menu bar with menu items that allow you to open, print, or save pages, to view the source of HTML pages, to move between pages, to maintain a list of ``bookmarks,'' to set preferences and options, and to perform other useful tasks. Optionally (by default), Netscape also displays a button bar at the top of its window; the buttons provide more direct access to the most-used features of the menus.

If you invoke Netscape with no input file or URL arguments, the program defaults to display its ``home page.'' As supplied by Compaq, the home page is the Tru64 UNIX InfoCenter, from which you have access to documentation and other services on your local Tru64 UNIX system. You can specify a different home page using the Preferences choice under Netscape's Options menu.

Although you can specify X Window System resources using the -xrm resource-spec option, the most effective way to customize Netscape is to set the options controlled by the program's Options menu. The online Netscape handbook, accessible from Netscape's Help menu, provides complete information about setting options and preferences.
 

FILES

Shell script for converting Mosaic hotlist files to Netscape bookmark format. Sample X Window System resource file.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
OPTIONS
OPERANDS
DESCRIPTION
FILES

This document was created by man2html, using the manual pages.
Time: 02:42:47 GMT, October 02, 2010