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Browser Console Snippet to decompress mozlz4 and jsonlz4 files
/* Decompression Script for the Browser Console
NOTE: BEFORE RUNNING THIS SCRIPT, CHECK THIS SETTING:
Type or paste about:config into the address bar and press Enter
Click the button promising to be careful
In the search box type devt and pause while Firefox filters the list
If devtools.chrome.enabled is false, double-click it to toggle to true
Paste this entire script into the command line at the bottom of the Browser Console (Windows: Ctrl+Shift+j)
Then press Enter to run the script. A file picker should promptly open.
See: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?p=14111285#p14111285
*/
var {utils:Cu} = Components;
// Set up file chooser
var fp = Components.classes["@mozilla.org/filepicker;1"].createInstance(Components.interfaces.nsIFilePicker);
var fu = Cu.import("resource://gre/modules/FileUtils.jsm").FileUtils
fp.init(window, "Open File", Components.interfaces.nsIFilePicker.modeOpen);
fp.appendFilter("LZ4 Compressed Files", "*.mozlz4;*.jsonlz4*");
fp.displayDirectory = fu.File(OS.Constants.Path.profileDir);
// Call file chooser
fp.open((aResult) => {
if (aResult == Components.interfaces.nsIFilePicker.returnOK) {
if (fp.file.exists() && fp.file.isFile() && fp.file.isReadable()) {
var oldfile = fp.file.path;
// Construct output file name
var newfile = oldfile + "_converted.json";
try {
Cu.import("resource://gre/modules/osfile.jsm");
let promise = OS.File.read(oldfile,{compression:"lz4"});
promise = promise.then(jsonString => {
OS.File.writeAtomic(newfile, jsonString);
});
promise = promise.then(retval => {
console.log('Saved as: "' + newfile + '"');
});
}
catch (err) {
console.log(err);
}
}
}
});
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commented Nov 6, 2017

I created a pair of webapps that are simpler to use:

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