I would like to configure my lynx installation but need the /etc/lynx-cur/lynx.cfg. Where is the stored on a mac? I essentially just did.

brew install lynx
  • Please specify how did you install lynx? Also mention the version of macOS.
    – Nimesh Neema
    Oct 16, 2018 at 23:49
  • see if the command locate lynx.cfg helps you. Oct 17, 2018 at 1:23
  • Thank you I have tried searching through finder with no luck but that is a good idea.
    – William
    Oct 17, 2018 at 1:27
  • I'd use the find command before I'd use locate because the latter depends on a database that's not built by default and will have to build to use. Use: find / -type f -iname 'lynx.cfg' 2>/dev/null Oct 17, 2018 at 1:32

1 Answer 1


I did

find /usr/local -iname lynx.cfg -print

(because brew installs stuff to /usr/local)

and it showed me


Then I did

ls -l /usr/local/etc/lynx.cfg

which showed me this:

lrwxr-xr-x 1 luomat admin 38 Sep  4 00:05 /usr/local/etc/lynx.cfg -> ../Cellar/lynx/2.8.9rel.1/etc/lynx.cfg

So I would say the answer is /usr/local/etc/lynx.cfg

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