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Meaning of COOKIE JAR

 
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1. An area of memory set aside for storing cookies. Most commonly heard in the atari st community; many useful ST programs record their presence by storing a distinctive magic number in the jar. Programs can inquire after the presence or otherwise of other programs by searching the contents of the jar.

2. A cracker term for the password file of a multi-user computer.

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