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Where does the Linux command line web browser links store its cookies? I'm writing a program that waits for a cookie from one of my websites to be saved before continuing with its execution. I believe all cookies are deleted when the browser is closed, but my program should still have time to find it (polling continuously) before the user exits. I just need to know where to look.

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At least in this edition of links (the source for the links and links2 packages on Debian), links doesn't actually save the cookies anywhere persistent – it simply keeps them in a RAM-backed data structure.

For what it's worth, though, elinks stores cookies on disk – specifically, in ~/.elinks/cookies.

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