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

From: Karen Lewellen
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] lynx_cookies issue, or perhaps lynx.cfg
Date: Sat, 10 Oct 2015 21:18:11 -0400 (EDT)

This does not answer my real question.
Where does lynx store cookies in this file?
top, or bottom?
I have a 425 line cookie file, and I just removed some to reach that point.
At  what size does the file cease to store cookies?

On Fri, 9 Oct 2015, Thomas Dickey wrote:

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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