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> Hi, folks:
> I'm currently using Firefox 3.0 on my Ubuntu 8.04 system. The browser
> saves its cookie file in the same directory as its predecessor Firefox
> 2.x, but in a SQLite database file called cookies.sqlite instead of a
> textual file. And I want to add support for this new cookie file format
> into wget. The coding is almost done.
> I'd like to know if anyone else is also working on this.
To be honest, I'd prefer to avoid a dependency on sqlite in Wget, even a
configurable one. I'd much prefer to see a solution based on a separate
program that converts from cookies.sqlite to a cookies.txt file.
Besides, that solution would work with more tools than Wget ("do one
thing, and do it well"¹).
¹ Not that Wget adheres particularly well to that philosophy...
Lest you think I'm just being unfeeling to your needs, I should point
out that I'm also running on an Ubuntu 8.04, and have found the
sqlite-based cookies files a supreme annoyance. I'd just prefer a more
general, scriptable solution.
However, if you choose to complete this work (you said you're nearly
done), I won't mind if you place a link to your patch on the Wiki front
Micah J. Cowan
Programmer, musician, typesetting enthusiast, gamer.
GNU Maintainer: wget, screen, teseq
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