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Mozy Configuration

When Mozy starts, it will build an internal table of the topics found in the .hlp files that are found in the search path. The search path is a colon-separated list of directory paths, and if not given it will default to the single directory that corresponds to the default installation location for help files. This is /usr/local/xictools/mozy/help.

The search path is specified to Mozy through the MOZY_HELP_PATH environment variable. For example, suppose that the user has created some new .hlp files, and wishes to make them accessible to Mozy, while keeping access to the supplied files that are installed in the usual place. The user has placed the files, along with any needed image files, in /home/joe/helpfiles. If using bash or another Bourne-type shell, the command to set the environment variable would be

export MOZY_HELP_PATH=/home/joe/helpfiles:/usr/local/xictools/mozy/help
If using the C-shell, the corresponding command would be
setenv MOZY_HELP_PATH /home/joe/helpfiles:/usr/local/xictools/mozy/help

With this variable set in the environment, Mozy will be able to locate and display the user's topics.

When Mozy starts without an argument, a default topic is shown. The user may prefer that another topic be shown instead. This can be specified with the MOZY_DEF_TOPIC environment variable. This variable can be set to any keyword, URL, or local file path that could be given to Mozy through the Open command in the File menu. When the variable is set, the indicated page will be displayed when Mozy first appears.

The environment variables can be set in the user's shell startup script to make the definitions ``permanent''.


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Stephen R. Whiteley 2017-04-09