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About this Add-on
Very useful for WGET --load-cookies option.
This extension is written in repalce of old allcookies extension (http://addons.mozilla.org/ru/firefox/addon/2208) that seems not to work with FireFox 3.
Also added a feature: now you can choose where to save the result file.
------------ Description --------------------------
The mandatory companion tool for downloading sites with WGET
A very minimum extension : no psychedelic design. Just the needed feature.
Why you need it : Many web sites are protected by either
- authentification forms
- vicious access rules like "you must first see some introductory or advertisement pages"
Such sites can't be downloaded with the well known WGET tool
Export Cookies is the answer to this kind of restrictions.
-------- How it works ------------------
A typicall scenario to download a web site with WGET becomes:
* using Firefox, connect to the web sites, go through all the authentification forms or preliminary pages that are required
* execute Export Cookies (just a simple item added in Firefox Tools menu ) to make cookies.txt file
* launch wget
wget --load-cookies=cookies.txt http://foo.com
This seems to work properly, but if you notice something wrong please write to me.