This is an experiment on writing a Facebook Feed images scraper command-line tool with CoffeeScript and NodeJS.
Using openly available data on the Facebook Graph API we look for public images that are posted by a page (or person) and save them to our disk drives.
Good for backing up images for Facebook pages and other purposes that I shall not mention.
This is a work in progress. If you find any bugs or have any suggestions, please let me know!
I'm not a stalker, I swear!
Make sure you have NodeJS and NPM installed. Then do:
npm install fbscrape -g
First, you need to have two things:
The page ID of the Facebook page you want to scrape, e.g. if the page is https://www.facebook.com/Starbucks, the page ID will be
Any active access token. You can get an access token by going to this page: https://developers.facebook.com/tools/explorer
To start the scraping step-by-step wizard, type
For shorthand, you can just type
fbscrape -p <page id> -t <access token>
fbscrape -h for full options.
===Facebook Page Image Scraper=== Usage: fbscrape [options] Options: -h, --help output usage information -V, --version output the version number -p, --page <page> Facebook Page ID that you want to scrape. For example, https://www.facebook.com/starbucks page ID will be starbucks -t, --token <token> Your access token. Generate an access token from https://developers.facebook.com/tools/explorer -l, --limit <limit> Maximum number of images that you want to scrape, defaults to 10 -o, --output <output> Where to store the images. Defaults to ./images
This tool is meant for personal use only. The author of this tool is not responsible for any damages or loss caused by the use of this tool. With great power comes great responsibility. You are responsible to keep your fapping material safe and sound. You're welcome to fork this code, just let me know what kinda cool things you did with it!