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Can terminal be used to find where Thunderbird keeps email files?

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I think you need Google, not terminal ;) Mozilla KB says it will be one of these:

  • ~/Library/Thunderbird/Profiles/<Profile name>/
  • ~/Library/Application Support/Thunderbird/Profiles/<Profile name>/

~ is your Home folder.

For finding files from terminal you may use the tool called find. A quick cheat sheet:

find [path] [-maxdepth depth] [-ctime n] [-size n[ckMG]] [-type type] [-perm permissions] [-exec command {} \;]

(these are just basic arguments, find is really powerful)

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+1 for the first sentence - it made me laugh - and then for answering the question anyway. –  Wayne Johnston Mar 9 '13 at 14:49
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