Can I configure
w3m to use
Squid by default when invoked by a specific user in a bash login shell?
I've looked inside the
w3m configuration file, but I don't see any setting were I can set
squid as the default proxy.
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You don't tell a browser to “use Squid” as a proxy, you tell it to use whatever proxy is running on a certain host and port.
Many web browsers, including w3m, can take proxy settings from the environment. Set the variable
Put this line in that account's
~/.profile, or put the line
If you want to proxy HTTPS as well, put a similar line with
Alternatively, you can configure the proxy in w3m's configuration file, with a line in
This option can be set interactively in the options screen (press
o then type
/proxyEnter and type the proxy URL in the box for “URL of HTTP proxy host”).
You may want to set
no_proxy as well to exclude some domains, e.g. set to
I just found the answer if someone needs it:
I just had to set the proxy to the
and in my case that I had to do it for a specific user, I only had to open the
~/.bashrc file for that user, and add the same line to it.