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shrink places.sqlite from firefox

by abma

sometimes places.sqlite can become quiet big and slow down firefox. to clean up its possible to delete old history data with some sql-commands:

sqlite3 places.sqlite
delete from moz_historyvisits where visit_date < strftime('%s', 'now', '-1 month') * 1000 * 1000;
vacuum;

this will delete all recent visits older than 1 month.