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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, 16 Oct 2015 09:23:12 -0400
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On Sat, Oct 10, 2015 at 09:18:11PM -0400, Karen Lewellen wrote:
> 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?

There's no set limit.  The issue is when the cookies expire.
Some expire automatically when you exit the browser, some have
timestamps.  You can see the cookies which are currently being
used in the cookie jar (normally bound to control/k).

> 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:
> >
> >      -cookie_file=FILENAME
> >             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.
> >#
> >#COOKIE_FILE:~/.lynx_cookies
> >
> >-- 
> >Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>
> >
> >
> >

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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