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What's the format of the "natescapes" cookies.txt when I need to mirror a website that requires login. I use some chrome extension that returns cookies in that format, I save them in cookies.txt, import with wget command but no use, it just downloads content like I'm not logged in at all

Appreciated any help

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One way of getting cookies for wget is to use the --keep-session-cookies options of wget.

For example :

wget --keep-session-cookies --save-cookies cookies.txt "http://MYSITE/?__login=USER&__password=PASS"

The ?__login etc depends on the web site you're trying to mirror, you might have to look at how the authentication form works.

Then you can use :

wget --mirror --load-cookies cookies.txt http://MYSITE/
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this doesn't answer the question of what the file format is –  Michael Jan 9 at 20:37

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