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Re: [Lynx-dev] Finally got cookie file to save (2.8.7rel.1)

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] Finally got cookie file to save (2.8.7rel.1)
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2011 06:51:39 -0500
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On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 07:21:53PM -0700, Walter Ian Kaye wrote:
> At 07:48 p -0500 11/16/2011, Thomas Dickey didst inscribe upon an  
> electronic papyrus:
>> On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 04:09:41PM -0700, Walter Ian Kaye wrote:
>>>>  (just checking - I don't see anything obviously incorrect in the logic).
>>>  Yup, unless there's some invisible character mucking it up.
>> that's not likely (though it's also possible to see all of the configured
>> values using -trace-mask and -trace).
> Going through the options screen links, everything looks right.
>>  > BTW, now each time I launch Lynx and go to Google, it says unexpected?
>>>  server disconnect and it doesn't remember me from the previous session; I
>>>  have to log in again each time.
>>>  So maybe the problem is with the persistent cookies setting?
>>>  Was there a bug fixed in a later version?
>> I made a couple of cookie changes for Debian #460108, as well as another:
> Doesn't seem to apply.


I can recall some case where cookies would be relevant to server disconnect.
But more often than not, the clues are in the trace file.

> I recently moved my website from Verio to another host, and I copied my 
> old .lynx_cookies file to reuse on the new host. Yet when I'm in Lynx and 
> hit ^K, it tells me the cookie jar is empty. The cookie file is 8K; it's 
> not empty.

perhaps it's looking in a different place?

        lynx -trace -trace-mask=32 .
should show where it's reading from

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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