download pages using a cookies.txt file

Chris Rebert clp2 at
Tue Sep 6 04:19:17 CEST 2011

On Mon, Sep 5, 2011 at 6:36 PM, Jabba Laci <jabba.laci at> wrote:
> 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: 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?


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