[ic] long-lived sessions/carts?

Grant emailgrant at gmail.com
Wed Feb 22 00:33:42 UTC 2012

>> I'm currently expiring sessions after 2 days:
>> find /cat/tmp -type f -mtime +2 | xargs --no-run-if-empty rm && find
>> /cat/tmp -depth -type d -empty -mtime +2 | xargs --no-run-if-empty
>> rmdir && find /cat/session -type f -mtime +2 | xargs --no-run-if-empty
>> rm && find /cat/session -depth -type d -empty -mtime +2 | xargs
>> --no-run-if-empty rmdir
>> Has anyone tried waiting much longer than that?  Maybe 30, 60, or even
>> 90 days?  When I'm shopping online, I've noticed it's nice to add
>> something to my cart and come back much later to find the item still
>> in there without having to create an account.
> You could always do a saved-cart routine, which sets a cookie for the
> user and saves their cart in a table. Then, when they come back, you can
> reload their cart if the cookie is present.

That makes sense to me.  What about saving the SKUs and quantities of
the items in the cart in the cookie itself?

- Grant

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