I recently had the problem that I wanted to call a URL from a shell script and thought that wget might do the job.
The site requires authentication so I thought of using my Firefox cookie for this. Bad luck, Firefox 3 now uses sqlite to store their cookies so I can’t use the cookie file directly sigh
After some extended search on the net I found several options:
- Read the cookie from Firefox manually and add it via the “`–header”` options of wget.
- Use Export Cookies which enables you to export your cookies as the “old style” text file usable by wget
- Use aria instead of wget, because it can read cookies from Firefox 3 files and has some nice additional features.