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netscape(1)							  netscape(1)



NAME

  netscape - Invokes Netscape (R) Communicator for the World Wide Web

SYNOPSIS

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

OPTIONS

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


	   -display carnifex.spqr.com:0

  -geometry =WxH[[+|-]X[[+|-]Y]
      Specifies	the size and location of the netscape window.  Values are in
      pixels.  The W and H values determine the	width and height, respec-
      tively, 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.

  -help
      Causes Netscape to display a help	message	listing	the command's options
      and their	meanings.  The Netscape	application itself is not started.

  -iconic
      Causes Netscape to start up minimized instead of starting	with its win-
      dow displayed.

  -id window-id
      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.

  -install
      Instructs	Netscape to install a private colormap.

  -mono
      Forces Netscape to use one-bit-deep display of images.  Text and other
      non-image	elements can still be in color.

  -ncols N
      When not using -install, sets the	maximum	number of colors to allocate
      for images to N.

  -no-install
      Instructs	Netscape to use	the default colormap.

  -noraise
      Instructs	Netscape not to	auto-raise the window to which subsequent
      remote commands are issued with the -remote command.

  -raise
      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).

  -remote remote-command
      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.

  -version
      Causes Netscape to show its version number and build date.  The
      Netscape application itself is not started.

  -visual {id|number}
      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.

  -xrm resource-spec
      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

  file
      Specifies	a local	file to	be viewed.

  URL 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.

  Netscape (R) Communicator includes the following segments with the capabil-
  ities	described.

  Netscape Navigator
      Netscape Navigator enables you to	access the wealth of information and
      network applications on corporate	intranets and the Internet. You	can
      easily access information	from a variety of sources, from	the latest
      Web sites	to legacy corporate databases.

  Netscape Messenger
      Netscape Messenger enables you to	create rich HTML email with embedded
      images. It also allows you to encrypt and	decrypt	your messages for
      privacy, use filters to automatically organize your incoming messages
      into folders, and	quickly	look up	email addresses.

  Netscape Collabra
      Netscape Collabra	provides discussion forums that	make it	easy to	share
      information and create a knowledge base that people can access at	any
      time. You	can reduce the need for	face-to-face meetings and save time
      by exchanging ideas and information through discussion groups. You can
      also cut down on mass email by using Netscape Collabra to	disseminate
      company information and announcements.

  Netscape Composer
      Netscape Composer	document creation capabilities provide a simple	yet
      powerful solution	for editing and	publishing online documents.  What-
      You-See-Is-What-You-Get (WYSIWYG)	editing	allows users to	create
      dynamic online documents easily and publish them to local	file systems
      and remote servers with ease.

  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 dif-
  ferent 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.

  Extensive online assistance is accessible from Netscape's Help menu.

FILES

  /usr/doc/netscape/hot-convert.sh
      Shell script for converting Mosaic hotlist files to Netscape bookmark
      format.

  /usr/doc/netscape/Netscape.ad
      Sample X Window System resource file.