Chimera is a World Wide Web browser for UNIX-based computers
running the X Window System, which is very simple and takes less
system resources. Chimera is reluctantly made available here
solely for the purpose of on-line documentation within our private
network. Thus, one should consider chimera as an interpreter for
viewing document implemented in html, rather than an internet
- A tiny thing for you to do
create a directory ~/.chimera under your home directory simply by
copying the one from mine
% cp -r /u1/jingchen/.chimera .
then, fire chimera by typing
- A few things you may want to know
First, check what are under ~/.chimera
% ls -F .chimera
bookmarks.html cache/ mailcap resources
By default, chimera looks for the resources in ~/.chimera/resources.
One can customize the function and appearance of chimera by modifying
the resources file. Here is a sample resource file:
Following are the brief explanations to the items listed above:
is the file to use to store the bookmark list.
is the directory to use for storing cache files and cache index file.
is the URL that will be displayed by default when
chimera is executed. It is ignored if the environment variable
WWW_HOME is defined.
is XLFD pattern used for proportional fonts.
is a colon-separated list of "mailcap" files which specify the external
viewers used to render content-types that chimera cannot render internally.
For example, the following mailcap file tells chimera how to display
Postscript files and MPEG files:
video/mpeg; mpeg_play -quiet -dither 2x2 %s
application/postscript; ghostview %s
Last updated by Jingchen Zhou on December 8, 1997