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12:27 am, 21 Jan 06

pure ruby livejournal export

ljrb now has a sample that will export your LJ or any community you have access to. (LogJam doesn't do the latter one.) You just need Ruby, dbi, and the sqlite dbi driver.

Hopefully I'll get to comments sync over the weekend. I wrote it once in O'Caml as an exercise.

Due to quirks of LiveJournal history, the entry sync and the comments sync are entirely separate and almost diametrically opposite protocols -- the entry sync uses challenge/response for authentication, a flat protocol for transfer, and holds all the goods in one request, while the comments sync uses an LJ cookie, an REST/XML-based protocol, and has half the data in one request and half in the other.