I am having a problem with the Lynx text browser. When I try to download a some tar.gz files, Lynx is not downloading it. It is putting it in a tmp directory and then trying to unpack it with the command:
/bin/tar tvf -
It does not always do this. Often it does just download the file, but if it is a link on a sourceforge site (one of those redirect "your download will start shortly" links), then it does the unwanted tvf behavior. Obviously this is wrong because it is GZIPPED file, so Lynx then hangs. The apparent reason it is doing this is that there is a line in /etc/mailcap that reads like this:
application/x-tar; /bin/tar tfv -; print=/bin/tar tvf - [etc, more gobblediguck]
This is doubly wrong because I don't want Lynx to put it in a tmp directory and unpack the file. I want it to download it to the current directory.
Ideally, I do not want to monkey with my mailcap settings, having no experience with such things. How can I get Lynx to just download tar.gz files when they are coming from sourceforge/auto download sites?