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sqlite3 ~/.mozilla/firefox/*.[dD]efault/places.sqlite "SELECT strftime('%d.%m.%Y %H:%M:%S', dateAdded/1000000, 'unixepoch', 'localtime'),url FROM moz_places, moz_bookmarks WHERE moz_places.id = moz_bookmarks.fk ORDER BY dateAdded;"
2015-03-08 19:26:16
User: return13
2

Extracts yours bookmarks out of sqlite with the format:

dateAdded|url

sqlite3 ~/.mozilla/firefox/*.[dD]efault/places.sqlite "SELECT strftime('%d.%m.%Y %H:%M:%S', visit_date/1000000, 'unixepoch', 'localtime'),url FROM moz_places, moz_historyvisits WHERE moz_places.id = moz_historyvisits.place_id ORDER BY visit_date;"
2015-02-24 21:51:14
User: return13
7

This is the way to get access to your Firefox history...

sed -n '/url/s#^.*url=\(.*://.*\)#\1#p' ~/.mozilla/firefox/*.[dD]efault/SDBackups/*.speeddial | sort | uniq
2015-02-17 20:56:28
User: return13
Functions: sed sort
0

For all users of https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/speed-dial/

jshon -e addons -a -e defaultLocale -e name -u < ~/.mozilla/firefox/*.[dD]efault/extensions.json
rcs_changes(){ rcsdiff -y --suppress-common-lines "$1" 2>/dev/null | cut -d'|' -f2; }
pdf2jpg(){ convert -density 400 -bordercolor white -border 0 -resize 992x1403 -quality 85 $1 ${1/%pdf/jpg} ; }
say(){ mplayer -user-agent Mozilla "http://translate.google.com/translate_tts?tl=en&q=$(echo $* | sed 's#\ #\+#g')" > /dev/null 2>&1 ; }; sleep 3s && say "wake up, you bastard"
say(){ mplayer -user-agent Mozilla "http://translate.google.com/translate_tts?tl=en&q=$(echo $* | sed 's#\ #\+#g')" > /dev/null 2>&1 ; }
unjar () { mkdir -p /tmp/unjar/$1 ; unzip -d /tmp/unjar/$1 $1 *class 1>/dev/null && find /tmp/unjar/$1 -name *class -type f | xargs jad -ff -nl -nonlb -o -p -pi99 -space -stat ; rm -r /tmp/unjar/$1 ; }
sprunge () { curl -s -F "sprunge=@$1" http://sprunge.us | xclip -selection clipboard && xclip -selection clipboard -o; }