On Tue, Sep 9, 2008 at 1:41 PM, Micah Cowan <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

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> Donald Allen wrote:
> >> I am doing the yahoo session login with firefox, not with wget, so I'm
> >> using the first and easier of your two suggested methods. I'm guessing
> >> you are thinking that I'm trying to login to the yahoo session with
> >> wget, and thus --keep-session-cookies and --save-cookies=<foo.txt> would
> >> make perfect sense to me, but that's not what I'm doing (yet -- if I'm
> >> right about what's happening here, I'm going to have to resort to this).
> >> But using firefox to initiate the session, it looks to me like wget
> >> never gets to see the session cookies because I don't think firefox
> >> writes them to its cookie file (which actually makes sense -- if they
> >> only need to live as long as the session, why write them out?).
> Yes, and I understood this; the thing is, that if session cookies are
> involved (i.e., cookies that are marked for immediate expiration and are
> not meant to be saved to the cookies file), then I don't see how you
> have much choice other than to use the "harder" method, or else to fake
> the session cookies by manually inserting them to your cookies file or
> whatnot (not sure how well that may be expected to work). Or, yeah, add
> an explicit --header 'Cookie: ...'.

Ah, the misunderstanding was that the stuff you thought I missed was
intended to push me in the direction of Plan B -- log in to yahoo with wget.
I understand now. I'll look at trying to make this work. Thanks for all the
help, though I can't guarantee that you are done yet :-) But, hopefully,
this exchange will benefit others.


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