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fbfeed2csv: a tool to download all posts from a user/group/page's facebook feed to a csv file
"""
modified for Python 2.7 and unicode
get your goup id at https://lookup-id.com/
get your acess token at https://developers.facebook.com/tools/explorer/
fork from
fbfeed2csv: a tool to download all posts from a user/group/page's facebook feed to a csv file
yuzawa-san
https://github.com/yuzawa-san
"""
import json
import urllib2
import time
import csv
import re
import argparse
def loadPage(url):
# delay
time.sleep(1)
# download
response = urllib2.urlopen(url)
content = response.read()
payload = ''
print "DOWNLOAD!"
try:
payload = json.loads(content)
except:
print "JSON decoding failed!"
if 'data' in payload:
out = []
for post in payload['data']:
if 'message' in post:
# make timestamp pretty
timestamp = post['created_time']
timestamp = re.sub(r'\+\d+$', '', timestamp)
timestamp = timestamp.replace('T',' ')
if 'from' in post:
out.append({
'author': post['from'][u'name'].encode('utf-8', 'ignore'),
'timestamp': timestamp,
'message': post[u'message'].encode('utf-8', 'ignore')})
out2 = []
if 'paging' in payload:
out2 = loadPage(payload['paging']['next'])
return out + out2
return []
# entry point:
# get args
parser = argparse.ArgumentParser()
parser.add_argument('id', help='ID of Graph API resource')
parser.add_argument('-o', '--out', default="fbdump.csv", help='Output file')
parser.add_argument('-t', '--token', help='Authentication token')
args = parser.parse_args()
try:
out = loadPage("https://graph.facebook.com/%s/feed?fields=from,message,created_time&limit=1000&access_token=%s" % (args.id, args.token))
# write output to file
f = open(args.out,'wb')
w = csv.DictWriter(f,[u'author','timestamp',u'message'])
w.writerows(out)
f.close()
except urllib2.HTTPError as e:
print "Download failed:",e
error_message = e.read()
print error_message
except KeyboardInterrupt:
print "Canceled!"
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