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I am using Luakit as browser, which does not have support for firefox plugins like ghostery. It does have an adblock plugin which can use a textfile with all the urls that needed to be blocked, like easylist from the Ad Block Plus plugin for firefox.

I would like to get a textfile with all the urls that ghostery blocks, so I can add them to my textfile so my adblock plugin will also block those. Does anyone know if it is possible to get those urls?

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You will need to install Ghostery to get that information. After installing it in Firefox from here, the files you want will be in your_firefox_profile/extensions/ The files are: ghostery-bugs.json, ghostery-click2play.json, ghostery-lsos.json, and ghostery-surrogates.json.

Note that these are plain text files but are heavily formatted and will require cleaning up before you can use the data elsewhere in your other browser.

I suggest you rather use some other easily available lists such as the Tracking List from here.

Another reason for not using the Ghostery list is that the way their data is stored changes with time. Some months ago, IIRC, they were in .sqlite format.

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Thanks for your answer. I already have ghostery installed in firefox, but I think using fanboy's trackinglist is indeed smarter than parsing the ghostery list. I have added the list to my own blocking list. Do you know if there is a way to check if those trackers are indeed being blocked? – Carlito Aug 16 '12 at 12:31
I'm sorry but I don't know that. Perhaps you can ask on Fanboy's forum? – user151227 Aug 16 '12 at 12:59
That is probably the best way. Thanks for your time, I've marked your answer as accepted. – Carlito Aug 16 '12 at 13:07

As of Aug 9, 2013, the plugin for Chrome locates these files in

C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mlomiejdfkolichcflejclcbmpeaniij\4.1.2_0\bugs.js

It is still heavily formatted.

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For OS X users (as of 2015-12-30) in:

~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/Extensions/mlomiejdfkolichcflejclcbmpeaniij/5.4.9_0/data/databases/bugs.json

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