1996-06-30 - Re: Cookies anyone?

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From: Jeremey Barrett <jeremey@forequest.com>
To: vanished@alpha.c2.org
Message Hash: c5b4406b43f7ef98d639cd7bc53595aa78c8179607ce68a2f83527238dfe4386
Message ID: <Pine.BSI.3.93.960629232908.23436B-100000@descartes.forequest.com>
Reply To: <199606292334.QAA20775@infinity.c2.org>
UTC Datetime: 1996-06-30 09:43:10 UTC
Raw Date: Sun, 30 Jun 1996 17:43:10 +0800

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From: Jeremey Barrett <jeremey@forequest.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Jun 1996 17:43:10 +0800
To: vanished@alpha.c2.org
Subject: Re: Cookies anyone?
In-Reply-To: <199606292334.QAA20775@infinity.c2.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.BSI.3.93.960629232908.23436B-100000@descartes.forequest.com>
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On Sat, 29 Jun 1996 vanished@alpha.c2.org wrote:

> While rummaging around in my cookie jar, I found this message--along with 
> some cookies.
> :Netscape HTTP Cookie File
> :# http://www.netscape.com/newsref/std/cookie_spec.html
> :# This is a generated file!  Do not edit.
> "What happens if I delete this file?" 

Nothing (other than the file getting deleted).

> "What happens if I delete (edit) the cookies?"

They get deleted/edited.

When I was testing some cookie stuff, I regularly deleted several cookies
manually while Netscape was running, with no ugliness resulting. Since
there is no way to delete them from Netscape itself, vi is about the
best option.

Jeremey Barrett
Senior Software Engineer			jeremey@forequest.com 
The ForeQuest Company       			http://www.forequest.com/

   "less is more."
		-- Mies van de Rohe.

   Ken Thompson has an automobile which he helped design.  Unlike most
   automobiles, it has neither speedometer, nor gas gage, nor any of the
   numerous idiot lights which plague the modern driver.  Rather, if the
   driver makes any mistake, a giant "?" lights up in the center of the
   dashboard.  "The experienced driver", he says, "will usually know
   what's wrong."

		-- 'fortune` output