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A script to scrape information from your facebook friends.
#!/usr/bin/python
'''
InFB - Information Facebook
Usage: infb.py user@domain.tld password
http://ruel.me
Copyright (c) 2011, Ruel Pagayon
All rights reserved.
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'''
import sys
import re
import urllib
import urllib2
import cookielib
import csv
import json
def main():
# Check the arguments
if len(sys.argv) != 3:
usage()
user = sys.argv[1]
passw = sys.argv[2]
# Initialize the needed modules
CHandler = urllib2.HTTPCookieProcessor(cookielib.CookieJar())
browser = urllib2.build_opener(CHandler)
browser.addheaders = [('User-agent', 'InFB - ruel@ruel.me - http://ruel.me')]
urllib2.install_opener(browser)
# Initialize the cookies and get the post_form_data
print 'Initializing..'
res = browser.open('http://m.facebook.com/index.php')
mxt = re.search('name="post_form_id" value="(\w+)"', res.read())
pfi = mxt.group(1)
print 'Using PFI: %s' % pfi
res.close()
# Initialize the POST data
data = urllib.urlencode({
'lsd' : '',
'post_form_id' : pfi,
'charset_test' : urllib.unquote_plus('%E2%82%AC%2C%C2%B4%2C%E2%82%AC%2C%C2%B4%2C%E6%B0%B4%2C%D0%94%2C%D0%84'),
'email' : user,
'pass' : passw,
'login' : 'Login'
})
# Login to Facebook
print 'Logging in to account ' + user
res = browser.open('https://www.facebook.com/login.php?m=m&refsrc=http%3A%2F%2Fm.facebook.com%2Findex.php&refid=8', data)
rcode = res.code
if not re.search('Logout', res.read()):
print 'Login Failed'
# For Debugging (when failed login)
fh = open('debug.html', 'w')
fh.write(res.read())
fh.close
# Exit the execution :(
exit(2)
res.close()
# Get Access Token
res = browser.open('http://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/api')
conft = res.read()
mat = re.search('access_token=(.*?)"', conft)
acct = mat.group(1)
print 'Using access token: %s' % acct
# Get friend's ID
res = browser.open('https://graph.facebook.com/me/friends?access_token=%s' % acct)
fres = res.read()
jdata = json.loads(fres)
# Initialize the CSV writer
fbwriter = csv.writer(open('%s.csv' % user, 'ab'), delimiter=',', quotechar='"', quoting=csv.QUOTE_MINIMAL)
# God for each ID in the JSON response
for acc in jdata['data']:
fid = acc['id']
fname = acc['name']
# Go to ID's profile
res = browser.open('http://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=%s&v=info&refid=17' % fid)
xma = re.search('mailto:(.*?)"', res.read())
if xma:
# Replace the html entity from the scraped information
email = xma.group(1).replace('@', '@')
# In case there will be weird characters, repr() will help us.
try:
print fname, email
except:
print repr(fname), repr(email)
# Write to CSV, again with repr() if something weird prints out.
try:
fbwriter.writerow([fname, email])
except:
fbwriter.writerow([repr(fname), repr(email)])
def usage():
'''
Usage: infb.py user@domain.tld password
'''
print 'Usage: ' + sys.argv[0] + ' user@domain.tld password'
sys.exit(1)
if __name__ == '__main__':
main()

Good work, but is it possible to get update of this code which will work with current format of Facebook

tudza commented Apr 9, 2012

This change works for me:

mxt = re.search('name="m_ts" value="(\w+)"', res.read())
pfi = mxt.group(1)
print 'Using PFI: %s' % pfi
res.close()

At least, it works to get me logged in. I tacked my own code after this somewhere to use a Facebook API to pull in JSON data to construct an RSS feed of posts to my wall or whatever they call it. This change has me back in business.

Hi tudza can you send to me your complete code which you said it work, i want to check those code and try it...my email balaatz@yahoo.com

I am using the update code from this site https://gist.github.com/1511968, i did that change you said i managed to logged in but i got another error at the end, can you also try to look those code.....

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