List last opened tabs in firefox browser

grep -Eo '"entries":\[{"url":"[^"]*"' "$HOME/.mozilla/firefox/*.default/sessionstore.js" | sed 's/^.*:"//; s/"$//'

By: bandie91
2010-08-30 14:30:21

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  • Tuned for short command line - you can set the path to sessionstore.js more reliable instead of use asterixes etc. Usable when you are not at home and really need to get your actual opened tabs on your home computer (via SSH). I am using it from my work if I forgot to bookmark some new interesting webpage, which I have visited at home. Also other way to list tabs when your firefox has crashed (restoring of tabs doesn't work always). This script includes also tabs which has been closed short time before.

    F="$HOME/.moz*/fire*/*/session*.js" ; grep -Go 'entries:\[[^]]*' $F | cut -d[ -f2 | while read A ; do echo $A | sed s/url:/\n/g | tail -1 | cut -d\" -f2; done
    b2e · 2009-05-21 21:58:42 0

What Others Think

The 'grep path/to/sessionstore.js sed' by bandi91 does work after these diff: - "\$HOME + "$HOME and replace the joker with the real full path (I eventualy ried every joker combinaison with no luck). Otherwise cool & KISS example.
datruche · 329 weeks and 6 days ago
@datruche You are right, quoted wildcard char does not work. I rather say now: "$HOME"/.mozilla/firefox/*.default/sessionstore.js so quote only "$HOME", not the rest of the path. however quoting HOME variable is almost unneccessary and it is only a habit to avoid whitespace in any shell variable. ad 2nd, you suggest not to escape leading dollar, but I can not see escaped dollar in my snippet.
bandie91 · 329 weeks and 5 days ago
@bandie91, hmm works fine in Firefox: > quote only "$HOME" And for Palemoon if adding 2 jokers: "$HOME"/moon*/pale*/sessionstore.js As for the leading dollar escape I can't remember.
datruche · 325 weeks and 1 day ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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