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Export Chrome/Chromium history directly from the browser's database. Based on http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2141537/convert-datetime-fields-in-chrome-history-file-sqlite-to-readable-format/3174614#3174614 , but works with more recent versions of the browser.
#!/usr/bin/env python
import os
import sys
import datetime
import sqlite3
SQL_VISITS = 'select v.visit_time, u.url from visits v inner join urls u on (v.url = u.id) order by v.visit_time'
def date_from_webkit(webkit_timestamp):
epoch_start = datetime.datetime(1601, 1, 1)
delta = datetime.timedelta(microseconds=int(webkit_timestamp))
return epoch_start + delta
def main(db_filename):
assert os.path.exists(db_filename)
c = sqlite3.connect(db_filename)
visits = list((date_from_webkit(row[0]), row[1]) for row in c.execute(SQL_VISITS))
for v in visits:
print('"{}", "{}"'.format(*v))
c.close()
return 0
if __name__ == '__main__':
if len(sys.argv) < 2:
print("Usage: {} <path-to-chrome-history-file>".format(sys.argv[0]))
print(" for Chromium 38 on MacOS: ~/Library/Application\ Support/Chromium/Default/History ")
sys.exit(1)
else:
sys.exit(main(sys.argv[1]))
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