In linux.debian.user, you wrote:
> can anybody tell me for sure whether lynx-ssl in debian has
> compiled in or not. If so, can anybody tell me where my problem might lie.
> right now, in the lynx.cfg, I have it configured to accept all cookies,
> set_cookies is TRUE, and so is persistent_cookies. My cookie file and file for
> saving cookies are both ~/.lynx_cookies. when I go online, cookies do end up in
> the file and they are there when I quit lynx. But if i start lynx again and
> access a website that gives me a cookie, all my cookies from the previous
> session are then gone. If I access lynx but don't add any new cookies, I believe
> the cookies from the last session still stay there.
> I also have a shell account for backup and notice that when I obtain cookies in
> consecutive sessions there the new cookies are added without wiping out the
> former ones.
> I am also wondering what the true/false combinations (sometimes both true or
> both false or one of each) mean in the cookies in the file.
I went through this with lynx. By default this is not compiled into it. I
downloaded the source and compiled it myself. I imagine this is also true
You have to compile with the --enable-persistent-cookie flag. I found this
in the help section under cookies.