download pages using a cookies.txt file

Jabba Laci jabba.laci at gmail.com
Tue Sep 6 03:36:46 CEST 2011


Hi,

I would like to download a page that requires authentication with
cookies. I've already figured out how to do it with wget (blog post
here: http://bit.ly/pp25LP). In short:
(1) extract cookies from Firefox's cookies.sqlite and store them in a text file
(2) wget --cookies=on --load-cookies=cookies.txt
--keep-session-cookies "http://..."

My question is: how to do it from Python? If possible, I want to avoid
making external calls to wget.

Thanks,

Laszlo



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