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cookies.txt

Introduction

  • Name: cookies.txt
  • Location: $SEARCH_HOME/conf/COLLECTION/

Description

Used to set pre-defined cookie values used by the crawler when updating a web collection. A collection's cookies.txt file is generally retrieved as part of a pre-gather workflow command.

The location of the file loaded may be configured with the crawler.cookie_jar_file setting.

If the cookies.txt file is present it will be read at crawl start-up and any cookies parsed will then be used during the crawl. Any messages relating to errors parsing the cookies.txt file will be in the main crawl.log file.

Format

Netscape cookie file format, one cookie per line. Comment lines are preceded with a hash.

Example

The example cookies.txt file defines a cookie for the domain www.example.com with no expiry date and a name=value setting of id=1234.

# Domain     Tailmatch  Path  Secure Expires Name  Value
www.example.com  TRUE        /    FALSE  0       id    1234

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