User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:184.108.40.206) Gecko/20100914 Firefox/3.6.10 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:220.127.116.11) Gecko/20100914 Firefox/3.6.10 This is approximately a duplicate of #437517, but that bug has been closed and "Tyler Downer [Triage]" is ignoring replies, saying that the bug has "No reply". Third party tools - like wget with the --load-cookies option - consume the Netscape cookies.txt file. This is primarily useful for automated downloads from sites that require a login, especially those with logins that are hard to automate, e.g. captchas. Since Firefox 3.0, this file is no longer generated; instead, cookies are stored in a sqlite db, cookies.sqlite. This is infinitely less useful for third-party consumption, ad-hoc consumption, etc. There's no simple workaround that I'm aware of, apart from manually and laboriously copying and pasting cookie names and values from the UI into a command line. That gets old really quickly. Just writing the cookies.txt file would be sufficient. I'm currently forced to run Firefox 18.104.22.168 to get around this issue. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Start Firefox 2. Log in to a site that stores a cookie to maintain login status 3. View profile directory in preferred shell and note absence of cookies.txt containing cookie from login Actual Results: cookies.txt file is missing and doesn't contain persistent cookies. Expected Results: cookies.txt file should exist and contain persistent cookies stored by web sites.
There are reasons why Gecko is using the sqlite database and we will not switch back to a txt file. Your case is a perfect example for an addon. You are lucky because you don't have to write your own addon, i found this with a simple "cookie export" search : https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/66579/ marking wontfix
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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