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bug #33826: doc: reference to Mozilla's cookie file is out of date

Submitted by:  Noël Köthe <nok>
Submitted on:  Sat 23 Jul 2011 08:57:06 AM UTC  
 
Category:  Documentation Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Status:  Inspected
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  Giuseppe Scrivano <gscrivano>
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  1.12 Operating System:  GNU/Linux
Reproducibility:  Every Time Fixed Release:  None
Planned Release:  None Regression:  None
Work Required:  None Patch Included:  None

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Fri 08 Nov 2013 09:32:47 AM UTC, comment #3:

Hello,

maybe the following change will make it clear for a user and is acceptable for inclusion:

--- wget.texi.orig 2013-11-08 10:27:43.000000000 +0100
+++ wget.texi 2013-11-08 10:28:18.000000000 +0100
@@ -1295,12 +1295,19 @@
@item Netscape 4.x.
The cookies are in @file{~/.netscape/cookies.txt}.

-@item Mozilla and Netscape 6.x.
+@item Mozilla < 4.x and Netscape 6.x.
Mozilla's cookie file is also named @file{cookies.txt}, located
somewhere under @file{~/.mozilla}, in the directory of your profile.
The full path usually ends up looking somewhat like
@file{~/.mozilla/default/@var{some-weird-string}/cookies.txt}.

+@item Mozilla > 4.x.
+Mozilla's cookie file is named @file{cookies.sqlite}, located
+somewhere under @file{~/.mozilla}, in the directory of your profile.
+The full path usually ends up looking somewhat like
+@file{~/.mozilla/default/@var{some-weird-string}/cookies.txt}.
+The SQLite file is not useable with the @samp{--load-cookies} option.
+
@item Internet Explorer.
You can produce a cookie file Wget can use by using the File menu,
Import and Export, Export Cookies. This has been tested with Internet

(file #29569)

Noël Köthe <nok>
Fri 06 Jul 2012 11:16:00 PM UTC, comment #2:

Hello,

so an additional comment for Firefox >4 might be helpful IMHO.

Noël Köthe <nok>
Tue 26 Jul 2011 02:29:56 PM UTC, comment #1:

but in this case, the browser version is specified. While it is not true for last versions of Mozilla browser, it is still valid for that old version.

Giuseppe Scrivano <gscrivano>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Sat 23 Jul 2011 08:57:06 AM UTC, original submission:

Hello,

http://bugs.debian.org/564656

--8<--
The manpage states:

Mozilla and Netscape 6.x. Mozilla's cookie file is also named `cookies.txt', located somewhere under
`~/.mozilla', in the directory of your profile. The full path usually ends up looking somewhat like
`~/.mozilla/default/SOME-WEIRD-STRING/cookies.txt'.

This is no longer current; Moz now stores its cookies in cookies.sqlite.
--8<--

.mozilla/firefox/SOME-RANDOM-STRING.default/cookies.sqlite is the file with firefox.

Noël Köthe <nok>

 

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file #29569:  wget-doc-cookie_description.patch added by nok (1KiB - text/x-diff - comment the mozilla cookie change and if it is usable.)

 

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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2013-11-08 nok Attached File- => Added wget-doc-cookie_description.patch, #29569
    2011-07-26 gscrivano StatusNone => Inspected
        Assigned toNone => gscrivano
    2011-07-23 nok Carbon-Copy- => Added -email is unavailable-

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