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<B>ALLCOOKIES</B>
<BR>Dumps ALL cookies (including session cookies) to cookies.txt file
<BR><A HREF="mailto:allcookies@mozdev.org">allcookies@mozdev.org</A>
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<P>The mandatory companion tool for downloading sites with WGET
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A very minimum extension : no psychedelic design. Just the needed feature.
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<B>Why you need it :</B>
Many web sites are protected by either
<BR>- authentification forms
<BR>- vicious access rules like "you must first see some introductory or advertisement pages"
<P> Such sites can't be downloaded with the well known WGET tool
<P><B>AllCookies</B> is the answer to this kind of restrictions.

<P><B>How it works</B>
Web sites generally use temporary "session cookies" to manage access rules. Such cookies are not saved to the
firefox "cookies.txt"  file, and are destroyed once your session closes.
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AllCookies will turn those cookies to permanent cookies and force saving in cookies.txt
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A typicall scenario to download a web site with WGET becomes:
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<LI>using Firefox, connect to the web sites, go through all the authentification forms or preliminary pages
that are required
<LI>execute AllCookies (just a simple item added in Firefox menu ) to update cookies.txt file
<LI>launch wget <BR> wget --load-cookies=z:\cookies.txt http://foo.com
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On Windows XP, the cookies.txt file from Firefox is located in a somewhat complex location. 
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A shortcut can be made, using a DOS command to create a virtual drive
<BR>subst z: "c:\documents and setting\xxxx\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\yyyy.default"
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