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Re: lynx-dev COOKIE_SAVE_FILE wrong (was: strange behavior in lynx 2.8.3
Re: lynx-dev COOKIE_SAVE_FILE wrong (was: strange behavior in lynx 2.8.3 dev 17)
Sun, 19 Dec 1999 20:03:48 -0600 (CST)
On Sun, 19 Dec 1999, Larry W. Virden wrote:
> The lynx.cfg file has only:
> I dont have a COOKIE_FILE defined in either the lynxrc or cfg file.
COOKIE_SAVE_FILE is brand new in dev.17, before that there was only
COOKIE_FILE, now there is COOKIE_FILE *and* COOKIE_SAVE_FILE.
But - when everything settles down and works like it was meant to -
you should normally specify COOKIE_FILE (if you want it to be different
from $HOME/.lynx_cookies, at least); but you would normally either not
specify COOKIE_SAVE_FILE, or specify it to be the same as COOKIE_FILE.
Specifying COOKIE_SAVE_FILE and *not* specifying COOKIE_FILE looks almost
certainly like a misunderstanding. Something like this might make sense
in some special situation, but not in a lynx.cfg shared among 1000 people.
> When deciding what features to retain or replace, I sure hope people remember
> there are those of us acting as 'system coordinators' who operate in a manner
> quite different than those who have individually administered systems in
> the home...
You seem to be suffering from a bug that was introduced, likely combined
with some misunderstanding. Not intentional breakage.