How to download a text file of .lst extension, in selenium python webdriver

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I am new to python web driver and I am trying to use this code so that I can download a text file of .lst extension:

driver = webdriver.FirefoxProfile()
driver.set_preference("browser.download.folderList",2)
driver.set_preference("browser.download.manager.showWhenStarting",False)  
driver.set_preference("browser.download.dir","/selenium/files")
driver.set_preference("browser.helperApps.neverAsk.saveToDisk","text/lst") 
self.web = webdriver.Firefox(firefox_profile=driver) 


This code worked fine for me when I wanted to download the zip file and used application/zip as the file type to download it. But I am not getting how to download the .lst  file?

Apr 24, 2018 in Selenium by Perry
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1 answer to this question.

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I found that my MIME file type is "application/forced-download" 

The code now becomes:-

driver = webdriver.FirefoxProfile()
driver.set_preference("browser.download.folderList",2)
driver.set_preference("browser.download.manager.showWhenStarting",False)  
driver.set_preference("browser.download.dir","/selenium/files")
driver.set_preference("browser.helperApps.neverAsk.saveToDisk","application/forced-download") 
self.web = webdriver.Firefox(firefox_profile=driver) 

In this way I am able to download my file.

answered Apr 24, 2018 by Meci Matt
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