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Re: lynx-dev PERSISTANT_COOKIES clobbers read-only cookie file

From: Doug Kaufman
Subject: Re: lynx-dev PERSISTANT_COOKIES clobbers read-only cookie file
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 09:36:54 -0800 (PST)

On Tue, 12 Feb 2002, Bob Izenberg wrote:

> >After much fear and loathing, I have settled on a prefered
> >cookie strategy:  I accept them all but will not keep most.
> >This is very easy to do by setting the cookiefile read-only
> >_unless_ I want to accept some useful cookie [NYTimes
> >registration].
> >
> >Unfortunately, if set PERSISTANT_COOKIES will set writable
> >and write the cookie file at session end.  I want that
> >write to fail!  If I clear PERSISTANT_COOKIES, then that
> >lynx session will not read the cookie file with the cookies
> >I really do want to load.

I think the solution to this is to have COOKIE_FILE and
COOKIE_SAVE_FILE to be different files in lynx.cfg. At startup,
COOKIE_FILE will be read. On closing, COOKIE_SAVE_FILE will be
written. You can then edit as you see fit.
Doug Kaufman
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