In Mediawiki (The Software which empowers Wikipedia) You can get several RSS-
Streams. My problem is how to obtain the RSS-Streams if Mediawiki (not the
server) requires a login. This login usually is managed via a cookie. Is there
a chance to copy and paste this cookie to rss-owl? Can anybody help me to
login in Mediawiki from RSS-Owl?
I doubt RSSOwl is able to manage Cookies. The internal Browser (XULRunner on
Linux/Mac) however can do that, you just need to copy your cookie into your
But RSSOwl itself is able to manage most logins. Open the preferences dialog,
choose "passwords" and add the URL (only protocol+server needed, e.g.
https://en.wikipedia.org/ ), your username and
the passphrase; apply and try to fetch the feed again. Did it work?
Thanks, but unfortunately both ways don't work.
RSSOwl cannot manage the login because the password dialogue only provides ONE URI-field for the RSS-stream. But in Mediawiki you have one login-page and then hundreds of RSS-Streams (generated in the moment they are queried). So I need tow URIs one for the login and one for the feed itself.
You described a way for unix. but I use the portable-app version for windows. I found a directory "xulrunner" which I gues is the mozilla folder You described. But there is no cookies.txt or similar. even less a "~/.mozilla/eclipse/cookies.sqlite". There is a "sqlite3.dll" which is a zipped archive but the five files inside are no plain text files, I don't understand them. The above mentioned eclipse is in the plugin-folder as a bunch of jar-files and a folder "org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.win32.win32.x86_1.0.101.R34x_v20080731". Most orther data is in .jar or .dll files which are not searchable.
1.) You can use just one top-level URI (without the "path" part, you do not
need to parse the whole URI there!
2.) Are you sure you displayed hidden files and folders? There should be a
path where RSSOwl's appdata gets stored, XULRunner's appdata should be
It is impossible to add a toplevel only. Beneath the "Add Login Information" window it reads "Pleas enter the link to a feed you are subscribed to." No O.K. is accepted till I insert a valid RSS-link. But each of my two Links is invalid. The Link to login page will not work because it is no RSS-link, the link to the RSS-Feed will not work until logged in. A link to a top level domain is not accepted.
Thanks, it was a huge mistake to have files hidden (when I get a new computer it is the first thing to toggle the view to hidden files, too) but it didn't help either. I found the path for RSSOwl's appdata in RSSOwlPortable\Data.rssowl2.metadata.plugins\org.eclipse.core.runtime.settings but nothing remembers me of XULrunner, sqlite, cookies or similar. Especially no path for XULrunners apdata is identifiable.
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