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Donald Allen 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 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.

Are you signing into the main Yahoo! site?

When I try to do so, whether I use the cookies or no, I get a message
about "update your browser to something more modern" or the like. The
difference appears to be a combination of _both_ User-Agent (as you've
done), _and_ --header "Accept-Encodings: gzip,deflate". This plus
appropriate cookies gets me a decent logged-in page, but of course it's

Since Wget doesn't currently support gzip-decoding and the like, that
makes the use of Wget in this situation cumbersome. Support for
something like this probably won't be seen until 1.13 or 1.14, I'm afraid.

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Micah J. Cowan
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