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Re: Behaviour of Multiple Cookiefiles

From: aniket ray <>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2008 12:33:07 +0530

Thanks for the response and I apologize if I wasn't clear earlier.

On Jan 24, 2008 1:04 AM, Daniel Stenberg <> wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Jan 2008, aniket ray wrote:
> > ...
> > How does libcurl pickup cookies from multiple cookie files? Is there a way I
> > can force a preference to a particular file's cookies?
> The intention is that it loads the cookies in a cronological order so if you
> load th esame cookie three times, the last occurance is the one that it'll
> contain afterwards.
I understand it, if we have one cookie file; the cookies written later
in the file were issued afterwards (chronologically). But if we have
multiple files, how does that work?

> > ...
> > Also, how is the cookiejar maintained?
> It's not really "maintained", it's written when you close the easy handle.
What happens to the cookies already written in the file. (Based on
observation, I am guessing the old cookie jar gets overwritten, each
time the handle is closed. Is that right?)

Received on 2008-01-24