Mozy is a multi-purpose HTML viewer derived from the help system used in the XicTools products from Whiteley Research Inc. These products are described on the Whiteley Research web site at wrcad.com. See 6.1 for a description of the Xic help system, and 6.1.1 for a description of the window controls.
There are a few command line options recognized. Mozy will take the first argument that is not an option as a topic to view. Recognized options are:
The graphical interface accepts the following options. These options are not processed by Mozy, but are intercepted by the graphics subsystem and affect the interface to the X-window system in Linux. The multiple forms are equivalent.
[host]:server[.screen]The host is the host name of the physical display, server specifies the display server number, and screen specifies the screen number. Either or both of the host and screen elements to the display specification can be omitted. If host is omitted, the local display is assumed. If screen is omitted, screen 0 is assumed (and the period is unnecessary). The colon and (display) server are necessary in all cases. If no display is specified on the command line, the display is set to the value of the environment variable DISPLAY.
Giving the option --no-xshm on the command line will prevent use of this extension, if for some reason this is necessary.
Topics can also be entered by using the Open menu item in the File menu. A topic can be one of:
Mozy displays level 3.2 HTML, and does not understand style sheets and consequently does a poor job displaying most current web sites. It works fine for basic HTML as likely found in help text, and in HTML email.
One application for Mozy is as an accessory to allow display of HTML messages from an email client such as mutt which does not have that capability. If, from mutt, HTML content is piped to Mozy, the viewer will appear displaying the content. Once visible, the operation can be repeated and the viewer will display the new content.
Mozy contains some unique features, provided in the menus. One such feature is the optional FIFO created in the user's home directory. Text written to this ``file'' will be parsed and displayed. Another example is the Log Transactions button, which will cause the actual transmissions to and from the server to be duplicated to the standard output. This can be useful for debugging purposes. The Bad HTML Warnings button will issue warnings about imperfections in the HTML as it is parsed.
Mozy maintains a cache of pages and images, which is located in the subdirectory ``.wr_cache'' in the user's home directory. If you see a really nifty web page, and you want to see the source, simply look at the .wr_cache/directory file. This will provide a listing of all of the components of the page, which are conveniently located in the same directory. The cache contents can also be viewed as a pop-up list from the Show Cache button in the Options menu. Clicking on an entry in the list will show that entry. Thus, you can revisit pages even when off-line.
Many of the features and capabilities of Mozy can be configured with a .mozyrc file placed in the user's home directory. This is accomplished by pressing the Save Config button in the Options menu. Once this file is installed, it will be updated when viewer windows are closed, retaining the last settings.