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Re: [Lynx-dev] lynx_cookies issue, or perhaps lynx.cfg

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] lynx_cookies issue, or perhaps lynx.cfg
Date: Fri, 9 Oct 2015 21:43:09 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Sun, Oct 04, 2015 at 02:46:51PM -0400, Karen Lewellen wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Let me ask this carefully so it makes some sense.
> I am not exactly sure  what comprises a computer cookie,  for
> example, if the ip address is noted.
> Nor am I sure where lynx goes to look for the cookie file itself.
> Still, here is the situation.
> Shellworld, where I do most of my lynx work has entirely changed its
> machine and servers.  A new ip address everything.
> Although I have my old lynx_cookies file,  and can edit it.
> gmail for example is not finding or resetting its own cookies.
> I am not sure if there is something in the lynx.cfg file that
> addresses the lynx_cookies file location, or if my using my bookmark

man lynx says:

              specifies a file to use to read cookies.  If none is  specified,
              the  default  value  is  ~/.lynx_cookies  for  most systems, but
              ~/cookies for MS-DOS.

lynx.cfg has:

# COOKIE_FILE is the default file from which persistent cookies are read
# at startup (if the file exists), if Lynx was compiled with
# The cookie file can also be specified in .lynxrc or on the command line.

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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