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Lynx in a crontab

I am trying to run the lynx browser from crontab.  The crontab is running a script which just runs
lynx -dump http://mywebpage > file
When I manually run the script, it works fine.  When the crontab runs the script, it gives this error message:

Your terminal lacks the ability to clear the screen or position the cursor.

This makes sense because lynx doesn't have a terminal when run by the crontab.  I have tried every applicable option listed in the man page and I still get that error message.  Can anyone help me? Thanks.
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dougw051000
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roaldCommented:
Maybe you could try setting the TERM-variable in the crontab-file, like this:

SHELL=/bin/bash
PATH=/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin
MAILTO=root
TERM=vt100

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dougw051000Author Commented:
I am impressed with the speed at which my question was answered.
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