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Re: lynx-dev Cookies and command line operation

From: Klaus Weide
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Cookies and command line operation
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 1999 20:43:06 -0500 (CDT)

On Wed, 20 Oct 1999, Kim DeVaughn wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 20, 1999, Patrick Payne (address@hidden) said:
> |
> | Version: Lynx Version 2.8.1rel.2 (1998)
> | lynx -nolist -source -accept_all_cookies
> | -cookie_file=/tmp/cookie.file
> |
> | While this command works, the cookie does not get written
> | out to disk (/tmp/cookie.file).  Any attempts to proceed to
> | the next page fails (yahoo complains of no cookie)
> | Is there another switch I have to set???
> I *think* (IIRC) that in 2.8.1rel.2, the PERSISTENT_COOKIES option in
> the lynx.cfg file was defaulted to FALSE.  You need to set that to
> TRUE (and you might also look over the other cookie related entries
> in lynx.cfg to be sure they are alright).

It's working for him except with -source, so the question of what's
the default isn't relevant for him.

> Also, cookie handling has been much improved since the 2.8.1 release,
> and you should upgrade to at least 2.8.2rel.1 (2.8.3 will be released
> fairly soon, so you might want to try one of the development versions,
> such as the current 2.8.3dev.12, which is pretty stable).

All true, and good advice.

It still won't solve his problem, though.  I'll send some pointers in
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