2008/9/8 Tony Godshall <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>: > I haven't done this but I can speculate that you need to > have wget identify itself as firefox.
When I read this, I thought it looked promising, but it doesn't work. I tried sending exactly the user-agent string firefox is sending and still got a page from yahoo that clearly indicates yahoo thinks I'm not logged in. /Don > > Quote from man wget... > > -U agent-string > --user-agent=agent-string > Identify as agent-string to the HTTP server. > > The HTTP protocol allows the clients to identify themselves > using a "User-Agent" header field. This enables distinguishing the > WWW software, > usually for statistical purposes or for tracing of protocol > violations. Wget normally identifies as Wget/version, version being > the current ver‐ > sion number of Wget. > > However, some sites have been known to impose the policy of > tailoring the output according to the "User-Agent"-supplied > information. While this > is not such a bad idea in theory, it has been abused by > servers denying information to clients other than (historically) > Netscape or, more fre‐ > quently, Microsoft Internet Explorer. This option allows > you to change the "User-Agent" line issued by Wget. Use of this > option is discouraged, > unless you really know what you are doing. > > > On Mon, Sep 8, 2008 at 12:25 PM, Donald Allen <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: >> There was a recent discussion concerning using wget to obtain pages >> from yahoo logged into yahoo as a particular user. Micah replied to >> Rick Nakroshis with instructions describing two methods for doing >> this. This information has also been added by Micah to the wiki. >> >> I just tried the simpler of the two methods -- logging into yahoo with >> my browser (Firefox 18.104.22.168) and then downloading a page with >> >> wget --output-document=/tmp/yahoo/yahoo.htm --load-cookies <my home >> directory>/.mozilla/firefox/id2dmo7r.default/cookies.txt >> 'http://<yahoo url>' >> >> The page I get is what would be obtained if an un-logged-in user went >> to the specified url. Opening that same url in Firefox *does* >> correctly indicate that it is logged in as me and reflects my >> customizations. >> >> wget -V: >> GNU Wget 1.11.1 >> >> I am running a reasonably up-to-date Gentoo system (updated within the >> last month) on a Thinkpad X61. >> >> Have I missed something here? Any help will be appreciated. Please >> include my personal address in your replies as I am not (yet) a >> subscriber to this list. >> >> Thanks -- >> /Don Allen >> > > > > -- > Best Regards. > Please keep in touch. > This is unedited. > P-) >