I’m still a heavy user of the text-only Lynx web browser. It was my first browser, and it’s still near and dear to my heart.
These days I mostly use Lynx on the server side to navigate web pages that lead to software downloads. It saves transferring from my local machine to a remote machine.
Today, downloading a particularly huge 500MB file from IBM, I found that Lynx was placing its temporary file for the download in my home directory, which, alas, had little space, and certainly not enough to hold 500MB of data.
Set this environment variable, and then run Lynx, and you’ll find that Lynx will use the location you specify as its location for the temporary file.